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Wet Hot American Bear Ass Tapeworm Summer

Oh, that? Just a tapeworm hanging out a bear's butt.
Sarah Emerson
6.23.17
bummer
bummer

Did Snails Really Kill 80 Baby Ducks?

A few hot days and 80 dead baby ducks later, here we are.
Samantha Cole
6.9.17
Halloween
Halloween

These Are the Zombies You Actually Need to Worry About

Here's a vetted zombie preparedness plan, courtesy of the CDC.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.26.16
cats
cats

This Parasite Could Explain Crazy Cat People

A whopping 20 percent of Americans might have gotten this parasite from their cats.
Madison Margolin
9.20.16
disease
disease

Malaria Vaccine Can Cause Negative 'Rebound Effect,' Study Says

A new study looked at the long-term effects of the vaccine.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.29.16
Malaria's Last Stand
Malaria's Last Stand

Will We Defeat Malaria?

Malaria has been killing off humans for almost all of recorded history, and we’ve finally got it cornered.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

If We Can Make a Zika Vaccine, Why Can't We Make One for Malaria?

Developing a malaria vaccine is a feat that faces both technical and financial challenges.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.13.16
earth
earth

'Monkey Malaria' Is Poised To Become More Deadly—and More Transmissible

Development and deforestation are helping push a once-mellow form of malaria into virulence.
Michael Byrne
4.4.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Our Six Favorite Parasites Discovered in 2015

The only end-of-year list you need to read.
Mallory Locklear
12.30.15
Health
Health

Tapeworms That Morph Into Human Cancers Are a Dark Twist on Parasitism

A rare but worrisome occurrence.
Michael Byrne
11.8.15
Modern Medicine
Modern Medicine

Parasites by Post: The Online Black Market for Therapeutic Worms

Some swear by Helminthic therapy, infesting themselves with parasitic worms to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions—except the treatment is far from doctor approved.
Daniel Viola
7.16.15
News
News

425 Million-Year-Old 'Pirate' Worm Is an Amazing Find of Prehistoric Parasitism

Tongue worms have been successfully mooching off their hosts for 425 million years.
Becky Ferreira
5.21.15