Oh good, a freaky brain parasite has found its way to the Arctic

Toxoplasma gondii – the brain parasite infamous for making rats fearless of cats and maybe causing schizophrenia in humans – has been identified in Beluga whales. In the Arctic. It's an example, researchers say, of how the warming of the Arctic is allowing pathogens access where before they could not reach. » 2/15/14 10:15am 2/15/14 10:15am