Tuesday’s with Laura: This week–nothing but Lyme Disease

This week I have nothing to share with you. I didn’t hike, I didn’t camp, I didn’t climb. In fact I didn’t do much but lay and sleep and sit. And all thanks to…LYME DISEASE!!! haha, actually, not that funny. …

Parasite Helps Ant Colonies Fight ‘Zombie’ Fungus, Study Finds

A fungus that infects the brains of ants, effectively turning them into zombies, is actually vulnerable to a parasite itself, according to new research. The zombie-ant fungus, or Ophiocordyceps, acts like a puppeteer. Once in the brain, it will steer…