How To Fall In Love With Ants

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Some friends and I run a website called Download the Universe, where we review ebooks about science. Here is a review that I recently published that I thought would be of interest to readers of the Loom.

Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants. Text by Eleanor Spicer Rice. Photographs by Alex Wild. Available at The School of Ants. iPad or pdf. Free.

Many plants grow a thick coat around their seeds. The coat, called an elaiosome, doesn't do the seed any good, at least directly. Its immediate job is to attract an insect known as the ...

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