outbreak

Motherboard

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.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
Health

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.
Sophie Cousins
10.18.17
end times

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.”
Michelle Malia
7.8.17
malware

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.
Joseph Cox
6.28.17
Fighting Words

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?
Vishal Khetpal
5.10.17
humans of the year

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
4.12.17
Health

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.
Grennan Milliken
1.3.17
News

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.
Max Daly
8.1.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

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.
Riccardo Bononi
5.24.16
daily vice

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.
VICE Staff
4.15.16
SYMPTOMATIC

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.
Lara Heintz
4.12.16
Gaming

Could the Post-Pandemic Chaos of 'The Division' Really Happen?

I Made the World Collapse in 24 Days
Nafeez Ahmed
2.13.16
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