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Are You a Zombie?

There are parasites that infect certain insects and turn them into self-destructive zombies (and it turns out this can happen to people too--do you own a cat?)

When a...
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Your Cat May be Making You Crazy--or Sexy

About 15 years ago, evolutionary biologist Jaroslav Flegr began to notice dramatic changes in himself and upon investigation, theorized that a tiny parasite that he caught from his cat was subtly manipulating his personality, causing him to behave in strange, often self-destructive ways. And if it was doing this to him, it was...
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