TWiV 443: On a leaf, no one can hear you scream

May 28, 2017

Ladybird on parasitoid cocoonThe TWiVsters reveal the puppet master: an RNA virus injected with wasp eggs that paralyzes the ladybug so that she protects the cocoon until the adult emerges.

Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

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Weekly Science Picks 1:28:25

Kathy – Science Showcase Video Contest
Biochemical pathways on one chart
Rich – 35th America’s Cup
Vincent –  Viruses (pdf) and A whole new Jupiter

Listener Pick

Peter – Fake typhoid epidemic saves Polish city and Life gets complicated when disease
overruns your town
Ralph – Dilbert on climate change

Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees.

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