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Now, new research on the genetic instruction book of this rare plant reveals the lengths to which it has gone to become a specialized parasite.
A REEKING, PARASITIC PLANT LOST ITS BODY AND MUCH OF ITS GENETIC BLUEPRINTJAKE BUEHLERFEBRUARY 10, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Scientific findings reported this year that still need more proof include potential signs of life on Venus and Earth’s oldest parasites.
THE SCIENCE STORIES THAT DEFINED 2020: CORONAVIRUS, DIVERSITY MOVEMENTS AND MORESCIENCE NEWS STAFFDECEMBER 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Ditching energy-expensive traits, or “reductive evolution,” is a common theme in parasites, Meyer noted.
THE MYSTERY OF MISTLETOE’S MISSING GENESCHRISTIE WILCOXDECEMBER 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Pandas are known to cover themselves in natural scents, which may ward off parasites or act as a territorial signal.
GIANT PANDAS MAY ROLL IN HORSE POOP TO FEEL WARMJONATHAN LAMBERTDECEMBER 7, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
During Africa’s dry season, when mosquitoes are scarce, malaria parasites have a hard time spreading to new hosts.
HOW MALARIA PARASITES HIDE FROM THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEMERIN GARCIA DE JESUSOCTOBER 26, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
We’ve made a huge amount of progress in terms of figuring out what causes people to get unwell in terms of bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
AN INTERVIEW WITH A VIRUS-HUNTERKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
On the ground, gibbons may get hit by cars, get into fights with dogs or be exposed to parasites that the animals wouldn’t typically encounter.
A ROPE BRIDGE RESTORED A HIGHWAY THROUGH THE TREES FOR ENDANGERED GIBBONSCAROLYN WILKEOCTOBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
One of these species has got itself into a lot of hot water, as it is a parasite on a group of rather famous birds.
EVOLUTION MADE MOSQUITOS INTO STEALTHY, SENSITIVE VAMPIRESERICA MCALISTEROCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
To Sansone, these developers are parasites of the economy, feeding on incentives for projects that never happen.
IT’S HIS LAND. NOW A CANADIAN COMPANY GETS TO TAKE IT.BY LEE VAN DER VOO FOR PROPUBLICAOCTOBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
When swimming in warm water that could have the parasite, Maciver suggests keeping your head above water.
BRAIN-EATING AMOEBAE ARE VERY RARE, BUT WARMING WATERS MAY CHANGE THATKAT ESCHNERSEPTEMBER 29, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE

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terpsichoreanadjective | [turp-si-kuh-ree-uhn, turp-si-kawr-ee-uhn, -kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION