Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space
NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Cultural Traditions Are Fueling the Spread of a Rare Tuberculosis Strain
Poverty is also a factor, but customs like eating raw meat and drinking blood are not helping.
A Major Avian Influenza Outbreak Could Kill 62 Million People
“It’s just a matter of when it happens, how it happens, and how deadly it's going to be.”
The Latest Ransomware Took Advantage of a Devilishly Clever Trick
Usually, ransomware may be spread via emails or websites. But at least some victims of this latest wave were infected by a software update, according to researchers and law enforcement.
Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids Should Pay A ‘Sin Tax’
We’re comfortable with taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and, recently, marijuana. Why don’t we use one for refusing vaccines, too?
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Christine Curry Is Helping Expecting Mothers With Zika Prepare For an Uncertain Future
The Florida doctor is one of the leaders in the fight against the debilitating disease.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
Sanitation and Running Water Make Mass Zika Outbreak in US Unlikely
But investment in health and sanitation infrastructure is crucial to make sure that continues.
How Majority Muslim Countries Are Handling HIV Infections
In most parts of the world, HIV infections and deaths from AIDS have been falling, but in Muslim-majority regions, new HIV infections have been on the rise since 2001.
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Inside Madagascar's 'City of Flies'
About 3,000 people who live in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the country's capital, Antananarivo, are still in close proximity to the pneumonic plague that began last August.
We Meet Up-and-Coming New Orleans Comedian Jon Reaux on Today's 'Daily VICE'
Then we look at Swiss artist Namsa Leuba's South African photo diary and Motherboard explains how the Plum Island Animal Disease Center became a potential terrorist target.
Motherboard’s New Series ‘Symptomatic’ Follows Disease Hunters Around the Globe
This three-part documentary series shows how our battle with pathogens is getting more complex.
Could the Post-Pandemic Chaos of 'The Division' Really Happen?
I Made the World Collapse in 24 Days