Tonight's episode of Through the Wormhole asks a question near-and-dear to our hearts: Could a zombie apocalypse actually happen? We spoke to host Morgan Freeman and producer Megan Parlen to learn more.
Scientists have shown that many birds affected by the parasitic Common Cuckoo — which lays its lethal offspring in other birds' nests — have evolved distinctive patterns on their eggs in order to distinguish them from those laid by a cuckoo cheat.
Remember those oarfish that washed ashore a few weeks ago in California? Scientists are busy at work studying these elusive serpent-like sea monsters, and they're discovering a lot about their ecology and habitat, including what they eat — and what's eating them.
From entomologist, blogger and insect photographer Alex Wild comes this remarkable image of a trapjaw ant, torn asunder to reveal the wriggling, 8-inch parasitic worm living inside. (The ant, by comparison, measures about half an inch long.)
Isopods are crustaceans (like lobsters). Some isopods are parasitic (like the one staring back at you in the picture up top). If you're having trouble making out what, exactly, this isopod has parasitized, the answer is: a fish. This little monster wriggled its way in through the gills of its host, implanted itself…
Scientists have long believed the African Greater Honeyguide bird survived childhood by killing its siblings and getting more food from their parents. And now a group of scientists at University of Cambridge have proven this hypothesis by shooting video of one baby chick killing another right after they've broken…