Hear That? It’s Probably Maggots Feasting On Your Brain
In a cautionary tale that reminds you never to go anywhere unfamiliar ever, a British woman back from a trip to Peru was told her assumed ear infection was actually maggots digging through her ear canal and devouring her flesh like yesterday's hamburger.Read on...
Flies Raised On Booze Need Alcohol To Learn, Just Like College StudentsFly larvae -- fine, maggots -- that are raised on food spiked with alcohol grow up into flies who can't learn normally without the aid of a little booze juice, marking yet another way in which maggots are pretty much just like college students. A study demonstrating the difficulties maggots experienced while trying to process new information without the aid of a morning beer to take the edge off things appears this week in the journal Current Biology, which reminds us that keg stands are not always recreational choices -- sometimes they are educational tools.Read on...