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Delicious Creepy Crawly Snacks Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Our six-legged neighbors could solve the problems of growing poverty.

Infectious Disease: A Preventable Tragedy

William Lin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
William Lin, Ph.D.

As a child growing up in the rural outskirts of Hong Kong, "wash your hands" was a frequent -- and wise -- admonition. The simple act of eating a piece of fruit or a chocolate bar with soiled fingers and licking those delicious flavors off already dirty hands may have resulted in a stomachache, or so much worse. I was lucky. Even today, intestinal worms caused by lack of access to water for handwashing affects nearly a quarter of the people on this planet.

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

Vermicomposting: "Lowly" Worms and School Lunch

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

My students often remark on a 'weird' smell that comes from our vermicomposting bin in the classroom. A slightly "earthy" smell is produced as the worms break down fruits, vegetables, and starches into fertilizer that contains readily available phosphorous.

Phallus-Shaped Creature Is Wormy Missing Link

Posted 03.14.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/13/2013 02:04 PM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized creature shaped (let's just say i...

LOOK: Squirmy Parasite Called Earth's Commonest Creature

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By Jennifer Frazer The next time you find yourself becoming mosquito chow, remember this video: This is Strelkovimermis spiculatis — a parasitic ...

WATCH: Huge Parasite Unspools From Dead Spider

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

When YouTube user Brent Askwith saw a freakishly large worm slither out of a spider he had just killed, he recorded the ghoulish event and appropriate...

Worm Salt: What Your Tequila Shots Have Been Missing

Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

Worm salt, or sal de gusano as it is known in its native Mexico, is a traditional condiment for tequila, cocktails, salsas etc. There is really only o...

Unexpected Delicacies From Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

Considered delicacies in some parts of the world, these dishes prey on the phobias of the squeamish and even make some courageous eaters cringe.

WATCH: Christmas Tree Worms Show Off Bizarre Ability

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Frazer (Click here for original article.) While in the southern hemisphere, I’ve taken every opportunity I can to dive. It’s the h...

What Happens When Worms Go To Space?

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

The answer to how humans might react to long stints in the high-radiation and low-gravity environment of deep space may lie in microscopic worms that ...

Gifts That Keep On Living

Avital Andrews | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

The problem with most holiday presents is that they're just so... lifeless. Not these.

Worms, Germany: Centuries Of Jewish History Distilled

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Alan Elsner

In the adjoining museum devoted to the history of the Jews of Worms, there is a chilling photograph of the synagogue going up in flames during Kristallnacht.

Watch: Gold Mines Unearth Worms From Hell

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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Onsite Worm Composting: Boise Restaurant First In Continental U.S. To Vermicompost (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Restaurant Worm-Composting In Its Basement (PHOTOS)

What if all environmentalists could work together? Introducing Environmental Countdown (Video)

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathan Havey

Environmentalists are like worms. Yep, earthworms. Our individual work breaks down the waste around us and churns out more healthful substances. We e...

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...

Mysteries of the Deep

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Almost on a daily basis scientists discover something new about the ocean. Some discoveries are delightful; others boggle the mind. For your enjoyment and amazement as we begin the new year, here are seven wonders from the seas.

4000 Worms Take To The Thermosphere

Telegraph | Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scientists are transporting 4,000 microscopic worms found in a rubbish tip in Bristol to the live on the International Space Station to see how zero g...

And Now for the Great News from Africa

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

Our governments are very good at building Weapons of Destruction -- but for a fraction of the cash they could unleash Weapons of Mass Salvation, eradicating disease after disease.