Anti-Missile Tech Is Being Used to Find Malaria Before it Strikes

As it stands now, there's no truly effective method of protecting against malaria. Vaccines are notoriously difficult to make, and it's almost impossible to detect the infection in its early stage—until now, that is. And it's all thanks to highly advanced, tank-fighting military hardware. » 7/21/14 12:17pm 7/21/14 12:17pm

How a Cat Poop Parasite Could Help Scientists Beat Cancer

This week, a team of researchers at Dartmouth announced an exciting, if terribly disgusting, medical discovery. A single-celled parasite usually found in cats' intestines—and later in their poop—shows unique promise as a cancer treatment. The researchers even think the parasite could enable them to create personalized… » 7/17/14 7:11pm 7/17/14 7:11pm

6 Horrifying Parasites That Will Gross You Out

Need an easy way to gross yourself out? Watch this video that describes six different parasites by Asap Science. You have worms that create a nest around your butt hole, parasites that take over the tongue of a fish, ants that can become zombies and a whole lotta other scariness. What's least comforting is how… » 10/21/13 8:00pm 10/21/13 8:00pm

Parasitic Cellphone Patent Promotes Community or Gets You Beaten

This cellphone patent from Motorola lets a cellphone keep an eye on its own battery power, and when low, turns the phone into a parasite on neighboring phones. When the juice on your phone gets down to a certain point, the phone switches off all non-essential functions (like dialing and texting) and finds a compatible… » 10/16/06 7:15pm 10/16/06 7:15pm