Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. Once inside, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s body fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. And despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive---initially at least---but the larvae proceed to mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they s
When you think about all the people you need to appease in life, it can get pretty hairy. Your parents, your friends, your significant other, your boss, your co-workers—it's rough. Well, here's a commercial that sympathizes, and presents a unique solution.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it — after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.
Lisset Rendon, 23, was bitten in her left shoulder before she could struggle out of the crocodile's jaws, after she and Alejandro Jimenez, 26, jumped into a canal, Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Public Radio InternationalTo see life's oddities, you have to vist an odd place — a museum in an ...Public Radio InternationalThe “baby mop” is part of the Mmuseumm's collection of unique inventions that have US patent-pending status.
Here's a list of the 7 strangest sports championships. Feel free to add more! | World Annual Cheese Rolling Festival; Cooper's Hill, Gloucestershire, England., The World Toe Wrestling Championships: Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England., The Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race: Brawby, North Yorkshire, England., The World Mosquito Killing Championship: Pelkosenniemi, Finland., The World Bog Snorkeling Championships: Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales., El Colacho (Baby Jumping Festival): Castrillo de Murcia, Spain., and
Move over wearables, Darma wants “sittables” to be the new trend as it prepares to launch its smart cushion for your office chair. The device monitors your sitting position, heartbeat,... Keep reading →
All that's missing is the beard. An 8-year-old Cuban boy who likes to dress up as Fidel Castro got to meet his idol after Cuba's 88-year-old retired leader invited him and his family to his Havana home for a chat.
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.