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Revenge of the Zombifying Wasp

As it is Halloween, I am republishing my old post (from February 04, 2006, reposted on July 1, 2010): I was quite surprised that Carl Zimmer, in research for his book Parasite Rex, did not encounter the fascinating case of the Ampulex compressa (Emerald Cockroach Wasp) and its prey/host the American Cockroach ( Periplaneta americana , see also comments on Aetiology and Ocellated).In 1999, I went to Oxford, UK, to the inaugural Gordon Conference in Neuroethology and one of the many exciting speakers I was looking forward to seeing was Fred Libersat...

October 31, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic
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#SciAmBlogs Friday - a great end of the week

- Joseph Milton - Painting plasma - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 – Web 2.0, Public and Private Spaces in the Scientific Community, and Generational Divides in the Practice of Science - Scicurious - Friday Weird Science: Piercing the Paleolithic Penis - Kelly Oakes - Blue stragglers formed by engulfing red giants - Bora Zivkovic - Weekly Highlights #11 – Rachel Nuwer - Larry Greenemeier - Can Collective Intelligence Provide Answers to Climate Change Questions? - Glendon Mellow - Tree of Life by Michele Banks - Matthew Garcia - Books: Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis - Charles Q...

STAFFOctober 28, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

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