Bed bugs are pretty much universally reviled. But a public health entomologist explains how – while potentially traumatizing to deal with – they aren’t likely to make you sick.
Bees offer insights into many scientific questions, from cooperating in close quarters to strategies for finding food.
If you’re tempted to wade into flood waters for fun, don’t. It not only risks your immediate safety, it’s also a threat to your health.
The scale of the Guptas’ rapaciousness meant that, within just a few years, the institutions they leeched were in a state of collapse.
This evergreen plant has some tricky ways to get ahead, but it’s a valuable part of the ecosystem.
The parasite which causes toxoplasmosis has shown promise in treating difficult tumours in mice.
Parasitic wasps are body-snatchers — if you’re an insect. But these much-maligned creatures have saved millions of human lives by controlling the spread of the cassava mealybug.
Rising household debt in South Korea is crippling many and Squid Game speaks to this very real horror facing many in the country.
Although there is no evidence yet that it affects COVID-19 vaccines, schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease, has been associated with lower vaccine immunity for several vaccines.
Biological control strategies curb pests using other species that attack the invader. A biologist explains why it can take more than a decade to develop an effective biological control program.
How bad are ticks this year? An expert explains why tick-borne diseases are on the rise.
The amount of parasites on a host species has implications for the host population. Factors such as reproduction and consumption can be affected by the number of parasites and their types.
Bees are the main pollinators of many crops. It’s important to track the deformed wing virus and its impacts.
Investigations have led to the withdrawal of a study backing ivermectin to treat COVID-19. But that’s not the last time we’ll hear about this controversial drug.
Australia’s invasive cane toads may be out-evolving their lungworm parasites.
Cleaner fish feed on the parasites that live on other fish. Studying communication between cleaner fish and their clients may help employ them in salmon farms, which can be plagued by parasites.
An ecologist describes her field research and work on the impact of human activity on birds and their pathogens, which has taken her from Alaska to the Gulf of Guinea.
Even the most mutually-beneficial evolutionary relationship can turn sour.
The reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.
Estimating the cost of antibiotic resistance to economies and health-care systems is fraught with difficulty, but new research says Australia will be hit harder than we think.