Friday, October 30, 2015

In the News: The Creepy and the Curious

Fig.1. Dermestid beetles on a skull (Credit: Josh More via Flickr, 2014)

From parasite collections to ship graveyards, creepy and curious science is featured in this week's news. Read to learn about the importance of flesh-eating beetles to natural history museums, the sheer diversity of spider species, worms that look like vermicelli, and more:

  • The 45,000 described species of spiders are only a small percentage of what might be out there. Luckily, the chance of getting a spider bite is still very small: “Spiders: The First Web Developers,” The Brain Scoop (14 October 2015)

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