In a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, L. Mahadevan and colleagues detail the bizarre grisly mechanism that ticks use to attach to their victims and hold on while gorging themselves with blood. The work, which also includes a video, is featured in The New York Times.
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HarvardOEBIn a new study in nature, Cassandra Extavour and her lab disprove an old hypothesis and prove a new one. Extavour says insects make up 80 percent of all animal species on Earth. She and PhD students, Sam Church, Seth… t.co/93OdPSPP9V