ticks
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Invasive Tick Species Spreads in Eastern US
Shawna Williams | Aug 7, 2018
The Asian longhorned tick, first found in the country last year, is now present in several states.
Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Diseases From Ticks and Mosquitoes Have Tripled
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2018
Warmer weather is thought to be behind the rise in vector-borne illnesses in recent years.
Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
Image of the Day: Glowing Tick
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 27, 2018
This lone star tick’s bite can cause an allergy to red meat.
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
Image of the Day: 99-Million-Year-Old Blood Sucker
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 13, 2017
Scientists have found the oldest known specimen of a blood-sucking insect together with the remains of its host. 
Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells
Image of the Day: Bygone Blood Cells
The Scientist Staff | Apr 10, 2017
These fossilized red blood cells (right), found in an ancient, blood-engorged Amblyomma tick (left), likely belonged to primates.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Trouble in the Heartland
Trouble in the Heartland
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium.