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Ed Yong: Suicidal wasps, zombie roaches and other parasite tales

While we set a premium on free will and independence there is a remarkably creepy influence we might not be thinking about. Science writer, Ed Yong takes us into the world of mind-controlling parasites. At times hilarious, fascinating, and somewhat disturbing, Yong’s TED talk shows us how parasites have perfected the art of manipulation.


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I love this line: "parasites have perfected the art of manipulation."

“Manipulation is not an oddity. It is a critical and common part of the world around us.”

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