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Meet the parasite that can burrow its way into the human eye

A 19-year-old college student in England contracted a microscopic parasite called Acanthamoeba that started eating her left eye. The other scary part: how she got it.

By May 27, 2015


The microscopic parasite helping to solve astronaut bone density loss

A tiny roundworm is being studied in space in a bid to observe precisely what happens to muscle mass under zero-G conditions.

By January 12, 2015


Sinuous 3D-printed didgeridoo embraces the player with sound

3D printing has allowed the creation of a suite of instruments that explore the relationship between humans and the instruments we use to create music.

By September 10, 2015


Could Viagra make it harder to spread malaria?

The drug that comes in a little blue pill could help keep malaria contained by stiffening up the parasite that causes it, say researchers.

By May 16, 2015


Eeww: iPhone microscope spots parasitic worm eggs

An iPhone outfitted with a cheap ball lens showed 70 percent sensitivity in finding worm eggs.

By March 14, 2013


Vexed in the city: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

By August 23, 2014


Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.

By August 20, 2014


Anti-missile tech could help combat malaria

Heat-seeking technology developed for the military's Javelin missile program might soon be used to save rather than destroy.

By July 17, 2014


Anti-tech protesters target Kevin Rose's neighborhood

The Digg founder and Google Ventures partner reports that protesters carried a banner and distributed leaflets that described Rose as a "parasite."

By April 6, 2014


Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

A Stanford researcher reinvents the chemistry set completely in the form of an inexpensive gizmo modeled after a hand-crank music box.

By April 10, 2014