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Posts tagged parasite

March 9, 2018

 

From the source: Dwarf mistletoe growing on a coastal lodgepole pine tree

Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoe is one of the most destructive parasites in North American forests.

October 5, 2010

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cleaner Wrasse

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

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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