Log in using your social network account. Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Try Independent Minds free for 1 month See the options. You can form your own view. Subscribe now. Shape Created with Sketch. UK news in pictures Show all A couple make their way across the sand with their belongings as people enjoy the sunshine and hot weather on Bournemouth Beach in Dorset. Picture date: Saturday June 29, A lion-tailed macaque stays cool in the hot weather by eating frozen treats with fruit at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, Dundee.
Festival goers warm up prior to the gates opening at 8am on the first day of Glastonbury An early glimpse of this year's Glastonbury Festival is given in this picture taken by a local who glided over the site in their paramotor. The interior roof of a Tesco shop collapses under the torrential rain in Stirling, Scotland on 24 June.
Steph Houghton celebrates with teammates after scoring England's first goal during the Women's World Cup round of 16 match against Cameroon at the Stade du Hainaut stadium in Valenciennes, France. The sun rises between the stones and over crowds at Stonehenge where people gather to celebrate the dawn of the longest day in the UK.
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The neolithic Wiltshire monument is built along the solstice alignment of the summer sunrise and the winter sunset. On the longest day of the year, the sun rises behind the Heel Stone, the ancient entrance to the Stone Circle, and rays of sunlight are channeled into the centre of the monument. Frankie Dettori celebrates with the trophy after winning the 4.
Endangered Amur tiger cub Makari plays with a pinata which was given to him and brothers Dmitri and Czar as they celebrate their first birthday this week at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable. Morgan hit 17 sixes and set a new record in one-day international cricket, which saw his side win by runs. Worcestershire County Cricket Club's New Road ground fully submerged by floodwater following heavy rainfall in the area.
Worcestershire switched next week's County Championship home game with Sussex to Kidderminster due to the threat of flooding at the ground. Dominic Raab left and Rory Stewart during the live television debate on Channel 4 for the candidates for leadership of the Conservative party, at the Here East studios in Stratford, east London.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks at a service of remembrance at St Helens church, London, to mark the two-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower block fire. Community member Desi Cranenburgh attaches her latest homemade tribute near to the site of Grenfell Tower in London, a day before the second anniversary of the fire which killed 72 people.
Strip club dancer Celia Lister protests with other demonstrators to oppose moves to close a branch of Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield. Dancers marched through the city centre after a row developed over whether to renew Spearmint Rhino's licence for the premises. The debate deepened after reports a video had been filmed by private investigators of sex acts taking place in the club. A peregrine falcon chick calls out during ringing and data collection by RSPB expert handlers in the tower at Salisbury Cathedral.
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The newly-formed Brexit Party lost out to Labour by votes. Veterans observe a two minute silence at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, in Staffordshire, for a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Liverpool's players celebrate with the Champions League trophy on board a parade bus after winning the final against Tottenham Hotspur, in Madrid the night before. The hosts beat South Africa by runs.
The aerobatic display team have been granted formal approval on Wednesday to perform for audiences, known as Public Display Authority PDA , to mark the official start of the Red Arrows' 55th display season. Participants throw themselves down Cooper's Hill for the annual cheese rolling in Brockworth, Gloucestershire. They will be promoted to the Championship after three years in the third tier. Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she announces her resignation in London.
A horse stands outside a polling station, set up in a pub, as it's rider votes in the European Parliament elections, near Tonbridge, south east England. Voting got under way in Britain early on Thursday in elections to the European Parliament - a contest the country had not expected to hold nearly three years after the Brexit referendum. Kent make their way to the field to open the fielding on day two of the Specsavers County Championship Division One match between Kent and Surrey in Beckenham, England.
These are not your average, everyday wasps. This species seeks out caterpillars for cruel reasons. Why you may ask?
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What does a wasp want with a caterpillar? Well, once they find a caterpillar to take part in their sick experiment, this parasitic wasp will inject around 80 eggs into the host in one go. When the larvae fully develop they begin to eat their way out of the caterpillar.
All 80 of them. While doing so, they release a chemical that paralyzes the host. The caterpillar is immobilized and has no choice but to wait there as these repulsive creatures eat their way out.
Once out of the caterpillar, the larvae enter a new stage of their development. They attach to a nearby leaf or branch, wrapping themselves up in a silken cocoon.
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The most likely scenario is altogether more amazing. When Grosman dissected guardian caterpillars, he found that not all the wasp larvae leave their hosts. One or two stay behind and are still active. Grosman thinks that its these hangers-on that manipulate the half-dead caterpillar. They effectively sacrifice themselves for the survival of their siblings. Reference: Grosman, A.
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