Four species of parasitoid wasps have been discovered in northwest China, a new study reports.
They’re small, sneaky, and likely to make you sick. From viruses, to bacteria, to pesky protozoa, here are the latest findings on the parasites that live among (and on, and in) the creatures of the Earth.
Newly found 2,000-year-old human poop reveals that an interesting array of parasites were carried by ancient travelers.
Parasitism has independently evolved at least 223 times, leading to millions of parasitic species on Earth.
Check out these stunning, and sometimes gross, images of the parasites that live on our bodies, from the dreaded tapeworm to the blood-mooching Babesia to the hookworm.
Studying the sex life of flies might sound silly, but two researchers who did just that have saved the livestock industry billions of dollars.
People who are infected with a common parasite found in cat litter may face a higher risk of having uncontrollable bouts of rage.
Why did the chicken cross the road? Opinions vary, but new evidence suggests that she likely picked up a few hitchhikers along the way.
The Roman Empire is famous for its advanced sanitation — public baths and toilets — but human poop from the region shows that it was rife with parasites.
Tiny, cocooned parasitic wasp larvae hop their way to safety, jumping to get away from predators and to find cooler, shady areas, a new study finds.