Tag: lice

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How Pubic Lice suck (your blood)

I did a little research, and what I found out made pubic lice creepier. I did not actually think that was possible.

A Ribald Tale of Love and Lice

You may have heard that I told a story at the ScienceOnline2012 conference.  If you missed it, here you go! Listen to the (Slightly NSFW) Story  via The Monti Everything I said is true; there […]


A fabulous new development in louse control! I’ve written before about the problem of head lice becoming resistant to commonly used pesticides, making treatment much more difficult.  A new device received approval from the FDA […]

The symbolic meaning of Lice

It never occurred to me that dream interpretation would include lousy dreams too.

Thursday Trivia: Seal Lice

The oceans are one of the very few places in the world where insects are not a dominant fauna. But even there, insects do exist! An entire family of lice specializes just on carnivorous pinnipeds, […]

The Lice Whisperer

No. Really.  From the Washington Post: “The Hair Whisperer is a nice name for an unappetizing – but booming – business. Ms. Goldreyer, who lives in Brentwood, Calif., is a lice-removal expert. Parents hire her […]

An automated louse feeder

Recently, someone wrote to Skepchick and declared: “Creativity will never come from the skeptics corner.” This is someone who clearly hasn’t actually practiced science, because every single project I’ve ever been involved with has involved […]

I have pubic lice in my mailbox

Really. Someone mailed me their crabs. In an envelope. From NEW JERSEY

Lice performance art

Remember the crazy crab lice folks? Well, maybe we misunderstood. Maybe they were just performance artists: Gitzin-Adiram said she spent weeks exploring the gallery’s theme of “hosting,” turning to philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and […]