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“Parasites”

Nov 20, 2014 08:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
No wonder this man wasn't feeling well: The worm causes sparganosis, meaning inflammation of the body's tissues in response to the parasite. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
Jul 17, 2014 08:49 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A common parasite found in cat poop shows promise in treating aggressive forms of cancer. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 11:03 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
You can make an effective and safe bedbug trap without using pesticides. Continue reading →
May 5, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Birds fumigate their own nests by nabbing cotton balls doused in a pesticide commonly included in kids' head-lice shampoo. Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2013 09:13 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A parasite linked to suicidal behavior and schizophrenia in humans is now causing some mice to become super confident around cats. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The children’s story Peter Pan famously ends with kids shouting, “I do believe in fairies!” and now they, and adults, can truly believe in Tinkerbell the fairyfly, just discovered by scientists. Continue reading →
Feb 20, 2013 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
What appeared to be huge, dino-pestering fleas are more likely flies, says the team that discovered them. ->
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