1. An indigo mantis.
Incidentally, I was re-listening to the Oliver Sacks interview about hallucinations last night and in it he has a fascinating story about how a hallucination he had about indigo made him wonder whether the color actually even existed in the world.
by Wesley Fleming
HT Scientific American

    An indigo mantis.

    Incidentally, I was re-listening to the Oliver Sacks interview about hallucinations last night and in it he has a fascinating story about how a hallucination he had about indigo made him wonder whether the color actually even existed in the world.

    by Wesley Fleming

    HT Scientific American

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    You actually have cases of people being diagnosed with brain tumors only to find out what they actually have is a tapeworm living in their brain,” she says. “And what really astonished me is that tapeworms, in the brain, are the leading cause of epilepsy worldwide.

    — 

    - Amy Stewart, talking about the pork tapeworm in a discussion with NPR about her new book, Wicked Bugs.

    If there were ever such a way to get me to not eat bacon, this is clearly it. 

    ***Josh, hate to break to you, but she notes that non-pork-eaters can also acquire these if people who eat pork don’t wash their hands…***

    Get grossed out by reading the rest of this article at NPR.

    (via joshsternberg)

  2. tape worms

    amy stewart

    bugs

    wicked bugs

  1. Monday: Science writer Amy Stewart talks about wicked bugs, including a wasp that can sting the brain of a cockroach — disabling it and making it docile. Sleep well, Internet. 


Eucharitid wasp (by Rundstedt B. Rovillos)

    Monday: Science writer Amy Stewart talks about wicked bugs, including a wasp that can sting the brain of a cockroach — disabling it and making it docile. Sleep well, Internet. 

    Eucharitid wasp (by Rundstedt B. Rovillos)

  2. bugs

    wasp

    cockroach

    amy stewart