Researchers have discovered a new species of wasp with a role in an insect horror story playing out on the stems and leaves of oak trees.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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To boost their odds of survival in unpredictable habitats, birds known as "brood parasites" hedge their bets by spreading eggs across other birds' nests.
Aug. 31, 2020 • ~5 min
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"Parasites are an incredibly diverse group of species, but as a society, we do not recognize this biological diversity as valuable."
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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"Choosing the appropriate bug repellent can be confusing for parents. Some may protect against mosquitos but not ticks, for example."
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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With summer's arrival, avoiding ticks and the Lyme disease they spread is super important. A phone app can give you the facts you need to know.
June 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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