Wasps take shelter in zombie ladybugs If a ladybug's life were a horror film, this is how it would start: Scary string music. A close-up of the green-eyed face of a wasp. The sudden pierce of a stinger. The screen goes dark. Next, an establishing shot of our ladybug hero, sitting placidly on a leaf. This sordid tale isn't fiction for many ladybugs that fall victim to the parasitical wasp Dinocampus coccinellae. The research, published today (June 21) in the journal Biology Letters, finds that this protection comes at a cost: Larva that cocoon themselves to a living ladybug, as opposed to a dead one or to none at all, can expect fewer eggs of their own when they emerge as wasps. Ladybug horror The wasps' parasitical ways have been long noticed, and they aren't unique in the insect world. Nor is mind control very extraordinary for parasites. To test the idea, the researchers reared more than 4,000 ladybugs in the lab and let wasps lay their eggs in the unfortunate insects. Ladybug bodyguard Related on LiveScience:
12 Bad-Ass Chess Sets The game of chess takes cunning and intelligence and can sometimes be incredibly intense. But your standard Chess Set just doesn’t reflect the same intensity. If you prefer to play on a board that’s as mighty as your chess maneuvers then check out these 12 Bad Ass Chess Sets. Pirates vs Ninjas Everyone knows that Pirates are better than Ninjas. Rolling Stone Chess Set When we say this chess set is an authentic Rolling Stone Chess Set, we don’t mean official, we mean it’s ACTUALLY made of Rolling Stone magazine covers. Auto Part Chess Set We could think of no material grittier or more masculine to use for a chess set than used auto parts and scrap metal. Rustic Warriors Auto Part Chess Set If you liked the Auto Parts Chess set, you’ll be blown away by the updated Rustic Warriors Set. Platonic Chess Chess Set for Tesla Inspired by our favorite mad scientist Nikola Tesla, this chess set features spooky Tesla coil-esque pieces encased in glass. 3D Chessboard Grahame Fowler Chess Set
Método de Aprendizaje This is a guest post by Glen Allsopp of PluginID. Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available. The Cone of Learning I remember back about 7 years ago when I was taking music lessons at school, there was a poster on the wall that really grabbed my attention. Image Credit After doing some research, I found that the contents of that poster were based upon the work of Edgar Dale back in 1969. Today, many of you may know this as the Cone of Learning, but beware: although the cone is in fact based upon the results of Dale’s research, the percentage figures were never actually cited by Dale, and added by others after the initial investigation. Based on the research we can see that: The Cone of Learning suggests why you are more likely to remember parts of a movie than you are from a book on the same topic. Learning Almost Anything
mental_floss Blog » 8 Secrets From the Wonderful World of Disney 1. There Are Human Remains in the Haunted Mansion The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland is one of the scariest places in the park, but not for the reasons you’d expect. In his 1994 book Mouse Tales , former Disney employee David Koenig tells the story of a tourist group that requested a little extra time on the ride so they could hold a quick memorial for a 7-year-old boy. This wasn’t an isolated incident. 2. Each night at Disneyland, after the sunburned families and exhausted cast members have made their way home, the park fills up again—this time, with hundreds of feral cats. Park officials love the felines because they help control the mouse population. Today, there are plenty of benefits to being a Disney-employed mouser. 3. Just before the final, five-story drop on Splash Mountain, Disney cameras take a snapshot of the riders to catch their facial expressions. 4. Even though Walt Disney had a mustache himself, he wanted his employees clean-shaven. 5. So, that’s what Florida did. 6.
Best chess games for PC? Available languages: Schach - Deutsch Шахматы - Русский Шахи - Українська Chess - English Ajedrez - Español Échecs - Français Scacchi - Italiano Sakk - Magyar Schaken - Nederlands Szachy - Polski Help us finish translating: My language is not listed We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Paradoxes This is a list of paradoxes, grouped thematically. The grouping is approximate, as paradoxes may fit into more than one category. Because of varying definitions of the term paradox, some of the following are not considered to be paradoxes by everyone. This list collects only scenarios that have been called a paradox by at least one source and have their own article. Although considered paradoxes, some of these are based on fallacious reasoning, or incomplete/faulty analysis. Informally, the term is often used to describe a counter-intuitive result. Logic Self-reference These paradoxes have in common a contradiction arising from self-reference. Barber paradox: A barber (who is a man) shaves all and only those men who do not shave themselves. Vagueness Ship of Theseus (a.k.a. Mathematics Statistics Probability Infinity and infinitesimals Geometry and topology
The destructive culture of pretty pink princesses Girls the world over often go through a "princess phase," enthralled with anything pink and pretty — most especially the Disney princesses. When it happened to Peggy Orenstein's daughter Daisy, the contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine stepped back to examine the phenomenon. She found that the girlie-girl culture being marketed to little girls was less innocent than it might seem, and can have negative consequences for girls' psychological, social and physical development. Orenstein's exploration took her to Walt Disney World, the American Girl flagship store in New York City and a child beauty pageant. LiveScience: How did you get inspired to write the book? Orenstein: I'm a mother, and I think that when you're an adult, you don't really notice what's going on so much in the world of kids' culture. And so I started to go, 'What is this?' A lot of people were looking at issues of eating disorders or depression, or sexuality or culture, and issues in teenagers.
Computer chess 1990s pressure-sensory chess computer with LCD screen Computer chess is computer architecture encompassing hardware and software capable of playing chess autonomously without human guidance. Computer chess acts as solo entertainment (allowing players to practice and to better themselves when no sufficiently strong human opponents are available), as aids to chess analysis, for computer chess competitions, and as research to provide insights into human cognition. Current chess engines are able to defeat even the strongest human players under normal conditions. Availability Computer Chess IC bearing the name of developer Franz Morsch (see also Deep Fritz) Computers versus humans In May 1997, an updated version of Deep Blue defeated Kasparov 3½–2½ in a return match. In October 2002, Vladimir Kramnik and Deep Fritz competed in the eight-game Brains in Bahrain match, which ended in a draw. In November 2003, Garry Kasparov played X3D Fritz. Implementation issues