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Posts tagged parasites

December 9, 2015

 

malaria in blood

Conquering Malaria

Scientists hope a new malaria vaccine will prevent some of the 200 million yearly cases of the deadly illness.

December 4, 2015

 

mistletoe

Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

November 10, 2015

 

leafhopper

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.

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