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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.

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

January 27, 2005

 

Ashes, Ashes

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.

November 19, 2004

 

Ant Intrigue

Ants are more interesting than you might think. Learn about them on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

The Mighty Oxpecker

Learn about the Oxpecker on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Invasive Species and Parasites

Why do invasive species adapt so well to their new environments? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Fighting Off Bug Diseases

Here’s how innate immunity works. In your bug body there is a fluid called hemolymph, which is equivalent to human blood. If you’re injured, components in the hemolymph interact with specialized cells in your immune system to clot and form a scab that seals off your wound and prevents infection.

September 27, 2003

 

Is Cold Water Cleaner Than Warm Water?

Is cold water cleaner that warm water? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Math of Predator and Prey

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.

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