Six lifestyle tips from parasitic bees

Here's the guide you didn't know you needed to being a successful cuckoo bee

Intestinal roundworm cells eat their own DNA as part of a healthy lifecycle

During their development, DNA off the ends of their chromosomes are chopped off and destroyed

Brood parasites are quite picky about who they offload their kids on, depending on the climate

Climate patterns may have driven parental decision-making for birds that lay their eggs in other species' nests

Nectar robbery by short-tongued bees is throwing off delicate pollination cycles

Nectar-robbing by bees leads to fewer visits by other pollinating insects, impacting flower reproductive success

Eating more fiber feeds whipworm parasites in our guts

New research shows that interactions between diet and parasites might make people with whipworm infection sicker

A parasitic flatworm is one of nature's spookiest creatures

Leucochloridium paradoxum is a parasitic flatworm that uses both mind control and mimicry to trick birds into eating it

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The unique chemistry of cats' guts make them the perfect host for Toxoplasma gondii

This information might allow Toxoplasma researchers to switch from lab cats to lab rats

New parasitic interaction discovered in Antarctic lakes

We still understand very little about life in Earth's most extreme environments

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How to stop catfish from foisting their babies on you

Fish don’t have a reputation for smarts, but species that co-evolved with catfish know to avoid them

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How one invasive plant can change a rainforest

The mountain apple's entry into Indonesia a century ago still threatens biodiversity there