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.
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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