‘Zombie’ Worms Fed On Plesiosaur Bones

From mind-controlled ants to zombie worms. Although the 'zombie' tag is a bit misleading as these worms do nothing any more sinister then feed on the dead flesh of whales at the bottom of the ocean. This specialist genus of worms, properly known as Osedax, was first discovered by science in 2002 when a remotely... Continue Reading →

Mind Controlled Ants of the Messel Pit

A mind-controlling fungus might sound like something out of a horror movie but if you happen to be a carpenter ant it is a real and present danger. Found in the tropical rainforests of Thailand and Brazil, there is a species of fungi called Ophiocordyceps unilateralis which parasitizes the local ants, infecting them through their... Continue Reading →

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