Matt Simon

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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.

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