The spring-loaded mouth of the trap-jaw ant (genus Odontomachus) is one of the fastest moving body parts in all the animal kingdom. The insects use them to protect their nests, spreading their mandibles apart and then snapping them together at speeds up to 230 km per hour and hurling invading species into the air. Now, researchers report that the ants can also use their jaws to hurl themselves into the air to escape predators, giving them a significantly better chance for survival. The team placed single trap-jaw ants into plastic cups filled with 4 cm of sand and a 1-cm-long burrowing insect with large jaws—known as an antlion—at the bottom. During their larval stage, the antlions burrow in fine sand, forming a pit above them. The steep and unstable walls of the pit can prove challenging to climb for unfortunate ants who venture too close—a problem compounded by the fact that the antlion will throw sand at their prey before pulling them beneath the surface. As seen in the video above, many ants did execute successful jumps by striking their jaws against the ground and blasting themselves into the air before being captured by the antlions. Out of 117 trials, the trap-jaw ants jumped their way to safety about 15% of the time and doubled their odds of survival by doing so, the team reports today in PLOS ONE. Not all jumps resulted in escape; some propelled the ant farther down the pit to their demise. For the ants, it seems, the best defense started out as a good offense.(Video credit: Larabee FJ, Suarez AV (2015) Mandible-Powered Escape Jumps in Trap-Jaw Ants Increase Survival Rates during Predator-Prey Encounters. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0124871)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
In an open session, the current Council President, Jean-Marc de La Sablière of France, read a statement in which the Council reaffirmed Resolution 1373, which established the Committee, and recalled the President’s statement of 16 October 2003, which had confirmed the continuation of the arrangements for the CTC Bureau until 4 April 2004.Last week, the Council unanimously decided to restructure the CTC into a Plenary, comprising all 15 Member States, and a Bureau, made up of the Chair and Vice-Chairs, as well as the consolidated expert and Secretariat staff, known as the Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), headed by an Executive Director.The move was made to make the CTC more agile and efficient in helping Member States comply with Resolution 1373, which was adopted in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks against the United States. That text called on countries to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, refrain from providing any support to entities or persons involved in terrorist acts, and deny safe haven to those who finance, plan, support and commit such acts.
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The SP is also looking at preparing the ground for another member of the Mulayam family, Should Mulayam win both seats,Coordinator,exempting such companies from the Lokpal’s jurisdiction.open inquiries? prosecution of public servants needs sanction of the government have been pending since 2011 and even earlier An open inquiry has been sought against Gavitthe Medical Education Ministerover alleged disproportionate assetsand against Bhujbalthe Public Works Department Ministerover allegations of irregularities in the revamping and reconstruction of the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi While the applications against these two Nationalist Congress Party ministers were sent before 2011an application for initiating inquiries against former Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh of the Congresssent in 2012is no more relevant with Deshmukh having passed away The HC directions came in response to a public interest litigation filed by activist Prakash Sheth through his lawyer Rahul Kadam The petition contends that as per Supreme Court guidelinesgovernment sanction in such cases has to be decided within four months of the application During the PIL hearing on Fridayadditional public prosecutor Aruna Pai told the court that 196 open inquiry applications had been sent to the government from 2007 to 2011 of which 68 were decided A division bench of Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice A P Bhangale said that the court may take action against secretaries of the departments concerned if they do not take a decision within two weeks The state government told the court that in 2012it received 44 applications for open inquiriesto decide which the court gave the government four weeks In his petitionSheth also sought directions for speedy disposal of such applications and demanded action against any official found to have sat on themcausing a delay Some Notable Names Among the government servants against whom open inquiry has been sought are Nashik Municipal Commissioner Bhaskar Sanapformer Akola Municipal CommissionerLaxmikant DeshmukhMD of Haffkine InstituteMumbaiPrakash Sabde and Assistant Commissioner (sales tax)MumbaiAshok Jaiswal For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News 9, “She died within an hour.” the petition said.Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: April 8
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out of the declared seats SAD-BJP won 1,murder of democracy? The Congress had joined hands with the PPP and BSP for these elections While Bajwa and senior party leaders had extensively campaigned across the statethe Badals had not canvassed at all The Congress lost heavily to SAD in Majha but put up a brave fight in Doabaespecially in JalandharHoshiarpur and Kapurthala The Congress witnessed its revival in Malwa at the block samiti level In LudhianaPatiala and Sangrurthe Congress has given the Akalis something to worry about Malwa is the traditional Akali stronghold and in the last Assembly elections Malwa had voted for the Akalis In JalalabadSukhbirs constituencyof the total 24 panchayat samit seatsSAD won 22 and the BJP two In Lambithe CMs constituencySAD won all the 21 panchayat samiti seats In QadianBajwas constituencyof the total 15 panchayat samitisSAD won 12 and the Congress three The BJP has put up an impressive show in Gurdaspur BJP state chief Kamal Sharma said his party had improved its performance and the results were a prelude to the routing of the Congress in the parliamentary polls For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News Read Also:? 2015 11:10 am “The diplomat protested over the ‘intrusion’ by Haryana police into his house which he maintained was in violation of ‘all diplomatic conventions’, At an interaction with students at Kolkata’s St Xavier’s College a few years ago, Yechury jokingly said in Bengali that he shouldn’t be asked to speak in that language as well.