Ed is an award-winning science writer, journalist and creator of the widely acclaimed blog ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’, a hub for the most awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky science happening in the world. His work has appeared in Nature, the BBC, New Scientist, Wired, the Guardian, the Times, Discover and many others, he’s also something of a Twitter phenomenon.
In this fantastically freaky talk, Ed discusses some of science’s most sinister phenomena: mind manipulation by some of nature’s most brain-bending parasites. With zombie caterpillars to suicidal crickets Ed explains how these victims are no more than puppets on a string, controlled by other, darker forces. Reminiscent of something from ‘Alien’ this talk takes us kicking and screaming into natures most twisted realities: needless to say, it’s not for the faint hearted!