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Articles related to termites

Browse: The world’s oldest farmers
Feature: Were Termites the World’s First Farmers?
New trace fossils from the African Rift Valley reveal evidence for the origins of agriculture, not by humans but by insects.
Feature: Cathedrals in the Desert
Termite mounds populate the northern Australian landscape like miniature skyscrapers, yet genetic analyses reveal that the first termites that rafted to our shores originally built their nests in trees. Why did they do this?
Eureka!: Suicidal Sex Explained
Sex is suicidal for some marsupials, and termites communicate by headbaging.