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Real-Life ‘Zombie’ Animals Walk The Earth Thanks To Thousands Of Parasites

Real-Life ‘Zombie’ Animals Walk The Earth Thanks To Thousands Of Parasites

Consider the ladybug. Our polka-dotted little friend spends its days munching aphids, climbing leaves, occasionally alighting upon a delighted child’s outstretched finger, and generally beetling around being adorable. It’s one of nature’s most inoffensive critters, which is perhaps why the Dinocampus coccinellae wasp is such a troubling one by comparison.

A Dreaded Superbug Has Officially Arrived In The United States

A Dreaded Superbug Has Officially Arrived In The United States

The US Centres for Disease Control has released a report in which it identifies over a dozen cases of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida auris. It’s the first time this super-strain has been found in the US, and disturbingly, four of the first seven patients infected with it have…