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Parasites

They're Parasites

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

While "pirates," "banksters," "roaches," and "leeches" are all apt words to describe the arrogant Wall Streeters we saw testifying this week, there is a more accurate scientific term -- it is time to call a parasite a parasite.

Africa Water Project Captures Difficulty Of Global Struggle

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Strong leadership is missing. A few members of Congress have been working on the water problem and Matt Damon, the actor, has made it his cause. But the issue is not getting traction.

Parasite Diets Warned Against As Weight Loss Strategy In Hong Kong

BusinessWeek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hong Kong health officials warned residents against ingesting intestinal worms as a weight-loss remedy after Web sites were found to be promoting so-c...

Kids' Book About Parasites Full Of Gross-Out Fun

Boing Boing | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The publishers of "What's Eating You?: Parasites -- The Inside Story" were kind enough to send me a copy of this science picture book for young reader...

Time to Just Say No to Giant Corporate "Parasites" -- and Recognize Them for What They Are

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The corporate parasites are the loudest defenders of "free markets" and the most vociferous opponents of "government takeovers," when in fact they exist by feeding off the taxpayers.

Is Your Town Swimming Pool Crawling With Parasites?

nytimes.com | Sarah Arnquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A swimming pool can offer relief from summer heat, but swimmers should know what they are jumping into. It could be a soup of nasty parasites....

Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.