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Posts tagged parasite

October 5, 2010

 

classroom

Should Lice Keep Kids Out Of School?

For years, schools have been turning kids away that have head lice. Learn why should they stop this practice.

March 25, 2009

 

Different colored African cichlids

The Cuckoo Catfish

As soon as they lay their eggs, the female cichlids scoop them up into their mouths and incubate them until they hatch.

August 18, 2008

 

Reddish Ant on a Leaf

Parasites that Turn Ants into Berries!

Scientists working in Panama have discovered a parasitic worm that infects a certain species of ant, altering the ant to look like a red, ripe berry.

June 17, 2008

 

The Human Ear

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

May 12, 2008

 

Landed Fly

The Trials and Tribulations of a Lascivious Housefly

When you think about sexually transmitted diseases, I'm willing to bet a housefly isn't a thought. Flies can catch a fungus called Entomophthora muscae.

March 20, 2007

 

3 cleaner wrasse cleaning a potato cod

Cleaner Wrasse

Step (or swim) right up for a free scale cleaning! Cleaner wrasse provide a very valuable service for their underwater clients.

March 31, 2005

 

Dwarf Mistletoe a Huge Problem

As if ordinary mistletoe didn’t already spell trouble for trees, its cousin the dwarf mistletoe is a huge problem. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Frog Legs

The next time you visit a local pond or river, you might become disturbingly surprised if you start looking for frogs. "Frog Legs" on this Moment of Science.

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