Parasitic Infections

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Bloomberg's Flock of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Are Probably Coming to Eat Us

    Over the weekend, Mayor Bloomberg quite generously donated $350 million to Johns Hopkins University, bringing his total contributions to his alma mater to a whopping $1.1 billion. The Times has the exclusive story of Bloomberg's philanthropic track record, including fun mayoral trivia (he's 70! he c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Mutant Crabs: Yes, There Are Drug Resistant Pubic Lice, Too

    Yesterday, the Voice reported on something both terrifying and gross: drug resistant head lice. Turns out, some strains of these bugs have gotten so used to common treatments over the years that their exoskeletons have grown thicker and as a result, they're hardier and can survive all but the harshe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Drug Resistant Head Lice: Here's Something Else To Worry About!

    The good news: Drug resistant head lice will not eat your brain! The bad news: Drug resistant head lice might actually be a thing! An item posted today on the Greening the Apple, the Environmental Protection Agency's New York City blog, suggests that these nasty bugs have gotten better at doing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Co. Chef Jim Lahey Gives Advice to Chefs and Reveals More on Sullivan Street Bakery 2.0

    Yesterday we spoke with Jim Lahey, innovator of no-knead bread and author of the soon-to-be released book, My Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home. He explained how making pizza at home is actually much easier than you'd expect and also told us about how he's using hookworm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Co. Chef Jim Lahey on Homemade Pizza and Infecting Himself with Hookworms

    Jim Lahey revolutionized home bread making with the simple, no-knead technique he perfected at the Sullivan Street Bakery. He then turned his attention to pizza, dishing up inventive pies at Chelsea pizzeria Co. And now you can make Jim's pizza at home. He's got a new cookbook out called My Pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2011

    World's Oldest Mattress Found, Free of Bed Bugs

    New mattress technology, not inspired by ancient mattress.​Archaeologists in South Africa have discovered what they believe is the world's oldest mattress, and they didn't even find it on Craigslist. National Geographic reports a team of researchers at the Sibudu Cave site came across bedding ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Quick Hits

    99 Problems but a cookie ain't one His assailants in the Staten Island Election Night Hate Crime Spree have all pleaded guilty. Now victim Ali Kamara has been arrested for stealing a car. About 11 years ago 172 Stanton Street started to crumble. City officials hustled the tenants out and demolish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    White Guy Gets Break

    While both Alain Robert (l.) and Renaldo Clarke (r.) climbed the stupid ladder-like facade of the New York Times building on June 5, their cases have been treated differently by the justice system, the Times reports. Though both had causes (global warming for Robert, malaria for Clarke) and neither ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    "If I am elected": McCain at the Clinton Global Initiative

    With Sarah Palin in attendance, John McCain gave opening remarks at the Clinton Global Initiative this morning. It turned out Bill Clinton was holding McCain's copy of the speech, and there was some humorous byplay between them about the mix-up. Maybe Clinton had read the address and wished to di ... More >>

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    May 15, 2007
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    March 8, 2005
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    May 21, 2002
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    September 5, 2000
  • News

    September 21, 1999

    Unnatural Disasters

    How Humans Are Behind the Weather Weirdness