Category Archives: News

Interacting With Ekbom’s sufferers: Guidelines from the dermatology literature.

Infestations can be very difficult to handle in online science outreach projects. We do our best to give the best possible advice, but ultimately it’s an issue where you need boots on the ground. During our infestation post, we mentioned … Continue reading

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SciBugs Collections Etsy Shop!

If you don’t want to scroll down, here’s my etsy store – SciBugs Collections – link! The Short Story:

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There’s a lot of misinformation about spider bites on the internet…and some of it comes from academic websites.

Written by Joe Ballenger October is an important time for spiders. Spiders sleep through the winter, and right about now is when they’re looking for places to hunker down. Consequently, we get a lot of pictures of spiders in people’s … Continue reading

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Cockroach milk is not the next superfood. It could be a lot more important than that.

Written by Joe Ballenger A number of articles circulating everywhere online are claiming that a new ‘superfood’ has been found in cockroaches, and although I’m happy popular culture is focusing on the fact cockroaches are good moms…they’re missing a far … Continue reading

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Ecuador Update #3 – From FaceBug to Housing

Hello again! Just bringing you some more news. We’ve so far raised $2,227!!  That leaves us with just $300 to go to reach our goal and build six houses in Carlos’s community. We’ve been planning with Manuel and Cristina and the … Continue reading

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Microcephaly, Zika, correlation, and causation: the science behind CDC’s confirmation of Zika and microcephaly

Written by Joe Ballenger I’m still following the Zika/Microcephaly literature. I’m not writing about every paper which comes out, but I am writing about the ones I feel are pretty important. The most recent ‘big paper’ came out in the … Continue reading

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Facebug Challenge, Chibis, and New Houses – Ecuador Earthquake Relief Update

When I put out our plea for help a few days ago asking for aid after the recent earthquakes in Ecuador. I had no idea what was going to become of it. It’s always a little terrifying when you throw a … Continue reading

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