Warmer Temperatures and Disease Decimated This West Coast Starfish in Two Years
“If it does disappear from these shores, it is gone from the planet.”
Your Produce Is About to Get a Lot Safer to Eat
You'll probably see way fewer food recalls in the future.
This Transgenic Mouse Is a Flu Pandemic Canary
An early-warning system for the biological 'big one.'
Is Trump Prepared for the Next Epidemic?
Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
Inside Plum Island, America's Only Foreign Animal Disease Lab
In this episode of Symptomatic, Motherboard visits Plum Island.
Let's Just Calm Down About the Bubonic Plague—For Now
You have worse infections to be scared of.
The Olympics Measles Outbreak Was Traced Back to Two People
Genome sequencing is helping scientists track deadly outbreaks.
Japan’s ‘Cyber Nationalists’ Are Convinced that MERS Started in Korea
The Netto-Uyoku are using the tragic outbreak as an opportunity to spread more nationalistic fervor online.
How to Name a Disease
A lack of naming guidelines for new diseases has led to some troublesome monikers.
Instead of Coughing on Each Other, Plants Spread Disease Through Raindrops
Watch how raindrops catapult off leaves in slow motion.
Why We Haven't Stopped the Ebola Outbreak Yet
We’ve gotten better at fighting the virus, but it might be a while before it’s totally gone.
Physicists Offer a Bleak New Model of Epidemics and Air Travel
For an outbreak to jump to new regions, it only takes a few infectious travelers.