bacteria

tech-science

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.
Becky Ferreira
6.20.19
tech-science

Civil War-Era Plant Medicines Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Plant medicines from the Civil War likely saved lives at the time and could help fight stubborn bacteria today, scientists say.
Rob Dozier
5.23.19
TOILETS, PHONES

Your Phone Is Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat, But You Don't Care

It is possible you are holding your phone, right now, in your hand, and it is just simply covered in bacteria.
Joel Golby
8.20.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.
Elizabeth Brown
5.16.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's Even More Evidence That Hand Dryers Are Pretty Disgusting

A new study found that they're actually blowing bacteria onto your hands. Gross!
River Donaghey
4.12.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Student Is Getting Death Threats over a Gnarly Hand Dryer Experiment

Apparently, this is what's growing in your office's bathroom dryers.
Allie Conti
2.9.18
VICE TONIC

Kombucha Isn't Making You Any Healthier

That buzz? It’s just the residual booze.
Cindy Kuzma
10.25.17
VICE TONIC

Researchers Have a New Explanation for Adult Acne

Smarter ways of treating it could also be on the way.
Jesse Hicks
10.18.17
VICE TONIC

Oral Sex Is Fueling the Global Spread of Untreatable Gonorrhea

Now in 50 countries. We repeat: UNTREATABLE.
Ed Cara
10.16.17
Tonic

A Medieval Cow Bile Stew Could Teach Us How to Fight Modern Infections

Ancient texts may be more valuable to researchers than we thought.
Olga Oksman
5.21.17
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Rise in STDs?

Short answer: Just drop everything and get screened right now.
Mike Pearl
10.24.16
Health

Is the 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Terrifies the Gulf Coast Becoming More Common?

Vibrio vulnificus is a rare bacteria that can cause severe injuries and even death, and in recent years, locals in Louisiana have grown more worried about the dangerous microorganisms.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.8.16
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