Flower Preservation, 1916
Flower Preservation, 1916
James Kirkham Ramsbottom saved Britain’s daffodil industry from a devastating parasite, only to be forgotten.
Flower Preservation, 1916
Flower Preservation, 1916

James Kirkham Ramsbottom saved Britain’s daffodil industry from a devastating parasite, only to be forgotten.

James Kirkham Ramsbottom saved Britain’s daffodil industry from a devastating parasite, only to be forgotten.

parasites
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
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Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Nest Herbs Encourage Starling Parents to Incubate Their Eggs
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
The presence of aromatic greens in with other building materials increased the time birds sat on their eggs, improving the health of the hatchlings.
Image of the Day: Medicinal Millipedes
Image of the Day: Medicinal Millipedes
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 31, 2018
Certain lemurs in the forests of Madagascar eat millipedes to protect themselves from parasitic infections of the gut.
Image of the Day: Hold My Brood
Image of the Day: Hold My Brood
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 9, 2018
Cuckoo catfish trick cichlids into caring for their eggs in a strategy known as brood parasitism.
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
Image of the Day: Bad House Guest
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 9, 2017
Parasitoid wasps inoculate other insects with their eggs, and their offspring then grow to feed on their "homes," effectively sucking the life out of their dying hosts.
Image of the Day: Better Together
Image of the Day: Better Together
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 5, 2017
When it comes to thwarting roundworms, scientists find that combining four antiparasitic drugs in smaller doses packs a greater punch than the four drugs alone.
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Aggie Mika | Jul 20, 2017
The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
This Parasitic Plant Steals More Than Nutrients From Its Hosts
David Smith | Feb 1, 2017
The plant Lophophytum pilfers mitochondrial genes from the species it parasitizes.
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2017
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.