I did a little research, and what I found out made pubic lice creepier. I did not actually think that was possible.
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 […]
It never occurred to me that dream interpretation would include lousy dreams too.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Really. Someone mailed me their crabs. In an envelope. From NEW JERSEY
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 […]