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How to Name Different Parasite Species
Science Writer Carl Zimmer, has had a species of tapeworm named after him. It is an honor, he says, that almost everyone on earth could conceivably sh...
May 20, 2010
Zombie Parasites Studied by Scientists
Scientists are learning more about zombie parasites. There are a variety of parasitic species that infect another living thing and manipulate its beha...
December 10, 2012
#WorldBrief with @AlyonaMink, Sept. 18
Today on #WorldBrief with @AlyonaMink: the NYT's Tehran Bureau Chief talks Iran, France will refer to ISIS with a new name and Mexico moves to fine Mi...
September 18, 2014
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How We Name Big Storms
Hurricane Season is here, and for active storm seasons that mean hearing the names of so many systems whipping their ways across the world's oceans. B...
September 01, 2013
Making Invasive Species Work for Us
What happens when a nefarious bug threatens valuable California citrus crops? Unleash a swarm of foreign parasitic wasps to kick the little bug's butt...
August 07, 2013
3 Animals Named After Celebrities
This year, three animals were named after popular celebrities. Why do researchers do this, and which ones were named this year? Joe Bereta from Source...
November 21, 2014
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Almost ...
The reindeer with the bright red shiny nose is now as much a part of Christmas as Santa Claus and candy canes. But before the world knew him as Rudolp...
November 24, 2014
4 Animal Species Named After Famous Movies
Animals have often influenced names and looks of character in fiction, but what about the other way around? These four animals were named after charac...
June 12, 2014
How Different Species Of Frogs Jump
Bullfrogs can cover almost a yard in a single leap, and trees frogs can jump 150 times their own body length, but recent scientific evidence shows tha...
July 10, 2014
Smartphones Detect Parasites in Blood
U.S. researchers have developed a system, CellScope, that uses a smartphone to detect the Loa loa parasite, commonly known as the eye worm, in blood s...
May 07, 2015
Celebrity Names Before Fame
Before they took their famous pseudonyms, some of your favorite stars had very different names. Feat: Marc Anthony, Shania Twain, Eric Bana, Cher, Mac...
November 07, 2013
Elephant Chooses Baby's Name By Eating Foo...
The Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida arranged for a mother elephant to name her own baby by allowing her to select between two differently named piles...
August 21, 2013
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