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What is catnip, really?

Cats love catnip, but that’s not why the catnip plant makes the kitty drug. It’s got its own merciless schemes… Find out what they are. If this episode leaves you wanting more chemistry goodness, check out the featured resources below.

Kitty science: creative uses for catnip; feline physics | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i29/Kitty-science-creative-uses-catnip.html

Parasitic Wasps & Aphids | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLtUk-W5Gpk

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