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John Hafernik

Biography:

John Hafernik is a professor of biology at San Francisco State University where he teaches entomology, evolution and ecology courses. He is also president of the California Academy of Sciences. He studies the evolution, behavior and conservation biology of insects. Recently, he discovered a new parasite of honey bees, the phorid fly Apocephalus borealis (AKA the Zombie Fly). As a follow up, he and his colleagues created a new citizen science project, ZomBee Watch to determine where in North America the Zombie Fly is parasitizing honey bees.

Past Shows:

Mysterious Pyramid, Puzzling DNA, & Angelic Light

Investigative reporter, Linda Moulton Howe, discussed another report of an underground pyramid near Mount McKinley, Alaska, new DNA research on the blood of three modern African groups, a cancer link to GMO corn, and encounters with 'angelic light.' First hour guest, Biology professor John Hafernik talked about his team's original discovery of zombie bees, in which the Zombie Fly (Apocephalus borealis) parasitizes and kills honey bees. ... More »

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