What's more gross than a fungus gnat larva? Thousands of fungus gnat larva swarming together to look like a giant blob snake. From afar, it just looks like a rotten log or snake trying to slide by on the sidewalk but when you get up close, the horror, the horror.
Human space travel comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is our general inability to survive in a vacuum without, you know, dying. But a new technique that's done wonders for fruit fly larvae and could one day lead to the same for humans may have solved that problem. By bombarding larvae with…
If you didn't grow up inside of a zombie ladybug, you really missed out. That's how the larvae of a species of parasitic wasp spend their formative days, using a half-alive, twitching ladybug husk as an incubator and a shield from predators.