Excerpt from original article found at NewScientist.com. Find the full article and much more information there. 15 July 2006 by Stephanie Pain On 14 June 1918, the supply ship Makambo struck a submerged rock off Lord Howe Island, a volcanic dot 780 kilometres north-east of Sydney, Australia.
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Newly Discovered Wasp Species Enslaves Spiders Spiders spend a lot of time crafting their webs in hopes of making a meal out of all manner of winged insect--but a recently discovered species of wasp is found to use the spider's engineering prowess to its own advantage. Through a not yet understood chemical process, the wasps are able to, quite literally, enslave the unsuspecting spiders to build a nest for their larva, and after all that hard work, become their first meal. Sure, it seems pretty dastardly, but researchers say it's evolution.According to a study published by a Brazilian team in the Journal of Natural History, and reported by Correio Braziliense, the newly discovered wasp species, a member of the Hymenoptera family, is able to control some spiders through a chemical process that remains a mystery. How the Wasp Enslaves the SpiderA female wasp will target a spider and immobilize it with an unknown venom injected into its mouth--at which point the wasp lays its eggs on the spider's abdomen.
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Nairobi - Mit ihrem Hunger helfen sie dabei, den Hunger der Welt zu stillen. Weil Bienen auf Eiweiß angewiesen sind, tragen sie - sozusagen nebenbei - Pollen von Pflanze zu Pflanze. Als Bestäuber sichern die kleinen Insekten damit das Überleben von Wild- und Kulturpflanzen - und damit unsere Nahrungsgrundlage. Doch seit Jahren leiden die Bienenvölker, vor allem Europa und Nordamerika wurden von einem großflächigen Bienensterben heimgesucht. Uno-Bericht: Bienensterben wird zum globalen Problem - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wissenschaft