A breathing tube through the butt could be an alternative to mechanical ventilators

Inspired by animals that breathe through their butts, scientists show that mammals can also harness the incredible breathing ability of our butts

Carpenter ant cleaning its antennae

Muhammed Mahdi Karim via Wikimedia

Ants swallow their own acidic venom to filter their gut microbiome

Spitting formic acid isn’t just a defense mechanism, it’s also a disinfectant

Scientists are growing mini-intestines that stretch and bulge just like the real thing

This could lead to developments in personalized medicine and treatment of chronic intestinal diseases