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How Facebook Protects Us From the Common Cold

This is how my mind works. I see a bit of science and then my brain starts making connections, not all of them logical, mind you. 618 more words


'Die Uitvreter'

‘Uitvreter’ is the Afrikaans for somebody who parasites on others. In this case a parasite plant that grows in trees.


A mind-altering microbe?

Can a parasite change our behaviour? Might your mood today have been altered by a foreign organism living inside you, hiding from your immune system? Today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference, Professor Joanne Webster, from Imperial College London, will be talking about the impact of… 954 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

On Irony and Eternity

“He has turned from tiny steps towards nothingness and begun leaping towards eternity.”

- “David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture” on Salon.com… 532 more words

Daniel Zehring

Parasites And Primroses

I’ve got a parasite! Woo-hoo!

Ok this may not be a typical response to getting a parasite, but I promise you this is not looking on the bright side gone mad, nor have I completely taken leave of my senses. 411 more words


Parasite - Mira Grant

The first in a new series called Parasitology. I was recommended this book by i09 and it wasn’t at all what I expected. I was thinking something like the Scott Sigler books (which I’ve read and loved) or John Ringo’s Under a Graveyard Sky (which I really REALLY loved). 469 more words


An Itchy Situation

Fleas have to be one of the biggest annoyances when it comes to owning a dog.

These tiny parasites have powerful legs that help them jump making them difficult to catch and remove. 228 more words