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A Parasite

You’re like a parasite
You feed off me
For sustenance
But I don’t get anything
In return

You sucked the life out of me
Not knowing… 43 more words



Like a house on fire…
Burning all walls
Which stand between you.
Frying one agonised participant while the other benefits.
Triumphant as a parasite is. 101 more words


Parasyte -The Maxim- Episode One Review


Kiseijū Sei no Kakuritsu

So I decided to start watching some of the new anime for the fall 2014 season. The one that grabbed my attention first was Parasyte. 668 more words


50 Shades of Symbionts

When we “sell” our science to journals and policy makers and even the general public, we often pitch our work in broad, abstract strokes (“trait-mediated indirect effects of…”) and/or in a highly applied context (“acid runoff tolerance of two functionally important species”).  539 more words

Cool Literature


The contrast between your heart, your breath, and the cold air is present in the fog that surrounds you like an aura.
Your feet are heavily planted in the ground like roots steady in the soil sucking energy out of the people who surround you. 140 more words

Why Cat Poop is Bad News for Sea Otters

A parasite spread by cat poop is causing a big problem for endangered sea otters in California, and researchers have finally figured out how.

Sea otters were nearly wiped out by the fur trade at one point, but they’ve been slowly making a comeback thanks to conservation efforts and protection under the Endangered Species Act. 302 more words


Woman finds three-inch leech in nose after South East Asia trip


A backpacker found a 3in (7.5cm) leech that had been living up her nose for a month after a trip to South East Asia.

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