A little shellfish able to deal a lot of interesting damage to its host. Continue reading The bodysnatching barnacle (Amazing parasites, part 4)
How hard would it be to (bio)engineer a dragon? Some biology & genetics and here’s the dragon! Continue reading (Bio)Engineering a dragon
Do you cross you fingers, knock on wood, turn the other way when black cat crosses your path? Continue reading Skinner and his superstitions
Don’t freak out – this is not the plot for a #sci-fi horror, as it’s specific to a single-cell sized #host – an #ancient #amoeba, and definitely not to #humans. Phew! Continue reading Giant and infectious – an age-old virus found in the Siberian frost
Today, we’re going to look into another type of fascinating #parasite – one with a rather morbid taste – for #blood and #tears. Continue reading Bloodthirsty butterflies (Amazing parasites, part 3)
The human skin is the biggest organ in our body and is also the biggest sensory organ. It is just as vital sensory organ as our eyes, ears, tongue and nose. Thanks to it, we are both protected to a … Continue reading Tickle me pink – what makes us ticklish?
An incredibly efficient “#killer team with a style” to control #pest #insects. Continue reading Blushing caterpillars (Amazing parasites, part 2)
So next time you see a green animal think again if what you are seeing is not yet another trick of nature, just to make life a bit more colourful and interesting! Continue reading There are no green animals!
Undoubtedly, many of you have heard of the famous milk baths that Cleopatra used to take daily, which were believed to be her secret to beauty and irresistibility. Not surprisingly, Cleopatra’s example was followed by many of famous women in … Continue reading Revisiting Cleopatra’s remedies