THE OUTLAW

AN UNHEALTHY SALAD….

As someone who has unashamedly suffered with a debilitating mental health condition for most of my adult life, and have dealt with many of the associated issues that have arisen without medical intervention, I am among a number of people uniquely placed to be able to recognise any number of ‘warning signs’ that others display which ‘normal’ people would find difficult to see. There have been times in my life admittedly, when I myself have reached a ‘crisis point’, where […]

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THE HOST WITH THE MOST….

The lancet fluke Dicrocoelium dendriticum, forces its ant host to clamp itself to the tip of grass blades, where a grazing mammal might eat it. It’s in the fluke’s interest to get eaten, because only by getting into the gut of a sheep or some other grazer can it complete its life cycle. Another fluke, Euhaplorchis californiensis, causes it’s host fish to jump out of the water, greatly increasing the chance that wading birds will grab them. If you think […]

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