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A scientist found a tongue-eating parasite in the mouth of a fish

A scientist found a tongue-eating parasite in the mouth of a fish

In the course of studying wrasse skulls, an evolutionary biologist found a parasite hiding inside a fish’s mouth. And not only had the louse eaten the fish’s tongue — it effectively replaced it. The parasite, a tongue-eating louse, is found in a variety of fish and ecosystems, but it’s not known to what degree. The…MORE

Arrest made in slaying of New York teen stabbed and set afire

Arrest made in slaying of New York teen stabbed and set afire

A Bronx man was arrested Thursday in the death of a teenager who was stabbed and set on fire in an apartment building, police said. Adones Betances, 22, was charged with murder and manslaughter in the slaying of Winston Ortiz, 18, according to police. Betances is in custody, police said. The pair got into a…MORE

FSU football player accuses school of lying about Covid-19 safety

FSU football player accuses school of lying about Covid-19 safety

Florida State University wide receiver Warren Thompson has accused the school’s athletics department of lying “multiple times” about players’ health safety conditions related to Covid-19 during the first week of football camp. Warren made the accusations in a letter posted on Instagram. “Being a Student Athlete is difficult during this time and the proper leadership…MORE

Sister of slain tech CEO Fahim Saleh pays emotional tribute to her brother

The sister of slain technology entrepreneur Fahim Saleh has recounted her reaction to hearing the horrifying news that her brother had been found dismembered in a New York City apartment. “I dropped the phone and crawled onto the wooden floor, touching its cold, hard surface with the palms of my hands. I shook my head.’No,…MORE

A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identity

A bird named for a Confederate general officially has a new identity

The American Ornithological Society is the latest organization to shed a problematic name from the past. The organization has announced it is renaming the McCown’s longspur, a little prairie bird native to the Southwest and northern Plains that originally was named after Confederate Gen. John Porter McCown. The bird will now be known as the…MORE