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.
Your face might be home to a group of tiny creatures! These organisms, called demodicids, or eyelash mites, live on the bodies of even the cleanest of people.
As part of the mating process, female giant water bugs latch onto male water bugs and cement as many as one hundred and fifty eggs to his back, then leaves.
Step (or swim) right up for a free scale cleaning! Cleaner wrasse provide a very valuable service for their underwater clients.
Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?
According to some historians, "Ring Around the Rosy" is a song about the plague that wiped out nearly half the population of Europe during the Middle Ages.
Ants are more interesting than you might think. Learn about them on this Moment of Science.
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Why do invasive species adapt so well to their new environments? Find out on this Moment of Science.
For decades, mathematical ecologists struggling to formulate equations that accurately describe the relationship between predator and prey have come up against the following paradox: if the predators are too successful, the prey population dies out, and then the predators end up starving.