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August 6, 2019


Ancient Roman Parasites

Researchers at the University of Cambridge found that ancient Romans did not see a reduction in intestinal parasites like whipworm, roundworm and tapeworm, compared to people who lived during earlier ages with less sophisticated sanitation systems.

November 13, 2018


Why Do Salmon Leap?

One reason why a salmon might leap out of the water? To try to shake off sea lice.

January 19, 2018


The scientific name for bedbugs is Cimicidae.

First Class Bedbugs

One of the ways bedbugs spread is they hitch rides on airplanes.

June 21, 2017


Phylum Arthropoda, a group that includes insects, spiders, and crustaceans, and has produced more than a million species.

Biodiversity Success

Which phylum is the most successful on the planet?

July 25, 2016


This potato cod is getting cleaned up by three eager cleaner wrasse.

Cleaner Fish

For years, scientists have been trying to figure out the nature of the relationship between cleaner fish and their clients.

May 18, 2016


weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

April 15, 2016


sugar beets

Beet Parasites

Sugar beets are susceptible to wormy parasites that decrease crop yields.

December 9, 2015


malaria in blood

Conquering Malaria

Scientists hope a new malaria vaccine will prevent some of the 200 million yearly cases of the deadly illness.

December 4, 2015



Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

November 10, 2015



Leafhoppers Like Global Warming

As temperatures rise due to global warming, leafhoppers are spreading their campaign of terror on plants.

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