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Botfly Invasion: Why Parasites Pop Out of Animals’ Skin

Learn more about the botfly, an invasive parasite that infects squirrels and other animals every fall.

January 13, 2013: Bonding With Elephants, Unlocking Our Genealogy, and More

This week, we head to the remote jungles of Ecuador, inhale living microbes with every breath we take, document a dying tradition of working with elephants in India, and learn about an unlikely set of friends in Ethiopia.