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Enemies With Benefits: How Parasitic Ants Protect Their Hosts

Wildlife<p>What might be the best-titled research paper of the year comes to us courtesy of researchers at the University of Copenhagen, an investigation entitled “Chemically armed mercenary ants protect fungus-farming societies.”<p>Have you got your popcorn ready?<p>It’s a tale of three species. We begin …

Megapixels: A Parasitic Worm Infects An Ant

In the jungles of Belize last January, entomologist Alex Wild noticed something odd about the trap-jaw ants passing through his outdoor insect photography class: They all had shrunken heads and swollen abdomens. A day after making the observation, Wild and his students came upon an ant with a worm …

Mind-Control Parasite Kills Mice's Fear of Cats Permanently

A fair amount of research has taken place on <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>, the bizarre parasite that makes mice unafraid of cats, and the latest chapter is a …

University of California

Parasites seize control over animal and human behaviour

Parasites can invade animals, including humans, and control their behaviour from the inside. But this also means parasites may be able to teach us …

Garlic wards off vampire-like parasites

<b>IT MIGHT SOUND LIKE</b> a myth, but new research has revealed garlic has the ability to ward off fanged, vampire-like parasites in fish.<p>A PhD candidate …

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25 Most Terrifying Deep Sea Creatures

Do deep sea creatures scare you? They should. Although these days everyone is obsessed with zombies and aliens, some of the strangest and most …