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Weird Animal Question of the Week: A Fungus That Looks Like Strawberries and Cream

This Weird Animal Question of the Week focuses on the odd world of fungi, which can resemble wiffleballs, bird’s nests, and strawberries and cream.

Invasive Lady Beetle Kills Off Competition Using Parasites

Invasive Asian lady beetle kills off its competition with the help of a fungal parasite.

University of Cape Town Researchers Believe They Have Found a Single Dose Cure for Malaria

CAPE TOWN (2012-08-28):  The University of Cape Town’s Science Department believes that it has found a single dose cure for Malaria. This was announced by researchers that have been working on this compound, from the aminopyridine class, for several years. Unlike conventional multidrug malaria treatments that the malaria parasite has become resistant to, Professor Kelly Chibale and his…

Astonishing Diversity Found Among Wasps That Prey on Caterpillars

A tiny wasp that lays its eggs in living caterpillars belongs to one of the most astoundingly diverse groups of insects on Earth. “It’s been estimated to have [50,000] to 60,000 species, which is about the same as all vertebrates — all fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles — which is a lot,” says University of…