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Parasite tales: The jewel wasp's zombie slave

A session at TEDYouth 2012

This is stranger than science fiction. The jewel wasp and the cockroach have a disgusting and fascinating parasitic relationship. The jewel wasp stuns the cockroach, and months later, a jewel wasp hatches out of the cockroach. At TEDYouth 2012, Carl Zimmer walks us through how this happens and why it personally fascinates him.

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Science writer: champion of underappreciated life forms. New book: Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed http://bit.ly/scienceinkbook bio from Twitter

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Date Sat 17th November 2012

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  • A Planet of Viruses
  • Science Ink
  • The Tangled Bank

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