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November 10, 2015



Leafhoppers Like Global Warming

As temperatures rise due to global warming, leafhoppers are spreading their campaign of terror on plants.

November 2, 2015


oxpecker on rhino's nose

The Mighty Oxpecker

The oxpecker and the rhino make quite the odd couple but they need each other.

May 28, 2015


European Green crab

Invasive Species and Parasites

Invasive species constitute the second biggest danger facing the world's biodiversity.

April 8, 2014


Close-up of bee hanging upside down from a flower

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

February 27, 2014


A red chili pepper in the middle of a white plate

Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

One theories suggests there may be more to spicy foods than added flavor.

April 9, 2013


Robber fly on leaf

How Insects Fight Bacteria And Parasites

Imagine that you're an insect, and that you've fallen ill because some bacteria or parasites have invaded your body. What do you do?

October 31, 2011


Caterpillar on leaf with wasp larvae erupting from body

Eaten Alive

Nature can sometimes be a scary place, particularly if you are the sort of insect that parasitic wasp larvae enjoy eating - alive!

June 9, 2011


Chimp walking around

The Positives And Negatives Of Being A High Ranking Chimp

Any chimpanzee from Kibale National Park in Uganda will tell you, being top banana has its advantages. But, there are many disadvantages as well.

June 25, 2010



Why Don’t Vultures Get Food Poisoning?

How do vultures avoid getting sick since they are known as nature's "clean up crew?"

July 7, 2009



Sneaky Botflies and Clever Reindeer

Botflies are parasites that deposit larvae inside the noses of their hosts, including reindeer. To adapt, the deer learn elaborate behaviors to avoid the flies.

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