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We're Closer Than Ever to Wiping Out Malaria

We're closer than ever to eradicating malaria, but not there yet. If we don't double down, we risk losing all the progress that's been made.


FR Xavier Duportet Made a Robot from DNA and Proteins

The WHO says by 2050 ultra-resistant bacteria will be the leading cause of death. French scientist Xavier Duportet may have found the solution.


150 Scientists and Ethicists Urge Postponing the Rio Olympics Due to Zika

The Games will—in all likelihood—go on, but if 150 experts tell you they shouldn't, maybe you should listen to them.


No One Knows Exactly How Much Herbicide Is in Your Breakfast

A new lawsuit raises a lot of questions about what exactly is in the stuff we put in our faces every morning.


How Scared Should I Be of a Contagious Disease Wiping Out Humanity?

Can the microbes just decide to rise up and destroy us?


The World Health Organization Just Declared the Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The Zika virus, which reportedly can cause serious birth defects if it infects pregnant women, has spread rapidly from Africa and Asia to the Americas.


Everything We Know About the Zika Virus, the First Worldwide Health Panic of 2016

The Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, is "spreading explosively" according to the World Health Organization.


This Is What It Feels Like to Have Genital Herpes as a Young Woman

This week the World Health Organization published figures showing that two-thirds of the world's population under 50—that's 3.7 billion people—have the herpes virus. That's most of your friends and probably you.


How a Pink and White Bus Is Protecting Sex Workers in Paris

Because of French laws criminalizing sex work, many prostitutes in Paris do their work hidden in the woods. L'Association Les Amis du Bus des Femmes brings the resources directly to them by way of their bus.


The World Will Run Out of Essential Snake Antivenom by 2016, According to Doctors Without Borders

The organization released a statement on Monday detailing how the world's reserve of quality snake antivenom is drying up, and no more is being produced.


Gonorrhea Is Making a Comeback in Sweden

Apparently, Swedes between the ages of 20 and 35 suck at practicing safe sex.


The Black Plague Is Spreading in Madagascar

The disease was once confined to rural villages but has now spread to the impoverished nation's capital.