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Sexing Stegosaurus - they may have had different plates

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

Stegosaurus, a large, herbivorous dinosaur with two staggered rows of bony plates along its back and two pairs of spikes at the end of its tail, lived roughly 150 million years ago during the Late Jurassic in the western United Stat...

Parasite Turns Wasps Into Outsider Zombie Queens

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

Even in a world where parasites routinely turn insects into zombies, altering their bodies and behavior to serve the parasites' demands, the radical transformation of European paper wasps is exceptional in its weirdness.

Parasitic Wasps Genetically Enslave Butterflies

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s official: Parasitic wasps are the slave drivers of the insect kingdom. But if you’re thinking whips and chains, you’re not giving evolution nearly enough credit. Wasps enslave with biological warfare, genetically programming ca...

Parasite Wasps Sanitize Their Six-Legged Meal

Academics / General Science : Discover: Seriously, Science

The emerald cockroach wasp is a mother on a mission. This parasitic insect lays its eggs on cockroaches, but to minimize the risk of the host’s many microbes and pathogens to her eggs, the wasp does what many human mothers today wou...

Parasitic wasps' genomes provides new insights into pest control, genetics

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Parasitic wasps kill pest insects, but their existence is largely unknown to the public. Now, scientists have sequenced the genomes of three parasitoid wasp species, revealing many features that could be useful to pest control and m...

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