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Matt Simon

Writer at WIRED Magazine, where he writes the “Absurd Creature of the Week;” author of “The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar.”

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In the often terrifying natural world, it’s literally eat or be eaten.

Weird creatures in the natural world

In the often terrifying natural world, it’s literally eat or be eaten.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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