6 of the world's "vilest" parasites according to IFLScience.com -Leigh Anne

Cymothoa exigua (or the tongue-eating louse) is a parasitic crustacean of the family Cymothoidae. This parasite enters fish through the gills, and then attaches itself at the base of the fish's tongue.

Iridescent clam shells could help inspire scientists to new solar technology. -Brian OD

Shiny Giant Clams May Inspire New Solar Tech

Brilliant shades of blue and aqua coat the iridescent lips of giant clams, but these shiny cells aren't just for show, new research finds. The iridescent sheen directs beams of sunlight into the interior of the clam, providing light for algae inside.

Some information about Goliath birdeaters - the largest spiders around today that we know about.  -Dane G

Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest // Woah woah woah woah woah! This is so cool :))) Mother Nature is too awesome.

Ants use mimicry to look like spiders for protection from predators/aid in hunting prey. -Leigh Anne Tiffany

Spiders disguise themselves as ants to hide and hunt their prey, click through for a fascinating article on biomimicry

An invasive insect that threatens forests, the spotted lanternfly, has been found in a nearby Pennsylvania county. -Christina Freeman

Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships

Invasive Bug Prompts Quarantine In Pennsylvania Townships : The Two-Way : NPR

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics - Pat McCluskey

Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

Link between insecticides and collapse of honey bee colonies strengthened

Brazilian Wandering Spider, do get bit! -Tony C.

Brazilian wandering spider: Top 10 things you need to know about world's deadliest spider

Brazilian Venomous Spider-baby spiders hatching on banana woman was eating-she thought it was just a mold spot! Comments are laugh-out-loud hysterical!

Brittany DaTorre- In C. elegans, sexual identity regulates expression of ODR-10 receptor; given choice of food or mates, males choose mates while hermaphrodites choose food. When receptor is overexpressed in males= become more sensitive to food smells. When it is suppressed in hermaphrodites= act like normal males and abandon food source. Findings could help explain basic biological mechanisms responsible for gender differences in behavior as well as susceptibility to neurological disorders

Mathematicians, math teachers, students and other researchers who've employed some math in their work are gathering in Portland on Wednesday for MathFest, the Mathematical Association of America's annual conference.

The virus behind starfish wasting disease. -Lena Hunt

Scientists solve mystery of West Coast starfish plague

SEATTLE — After months of research, scientists have identified the pathogen at the heart of the starfish wasting disease that’s been killing starfish by the millions along the Pacific shores of North America, according to research published Monday.

New Land Snail Species Discovered in Taiwan named in honor of struggle for non-traditional marriage rights.  -Kat Dodel

New Land Snail Species Discovered in Taiwan named in honor of struggle for non-traditional marriage rights.

The world's STRONGEST animal is the humble Horned Dung Beetle, which can pull 1,141 times its own body weight. (That is like a person lifting 6 double-decker buses above their head!) ~Elisabeth Mason

<i>Onthophagus taurus</i> dung beetles, showing size and horn variation among males. Laboratory animals at Indiana University

Elizabeth Parker  Talks about the prevalence of "walking stick" bugs especially in the Fall.

Elizabeth Parker Talks about the prevalence of "walking stick" bugs especially in the Fall.

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