Scientists think Alabama's sewage problem has caused a tropical parasite. The state has done little about it.

Raw sewage–soaked lawns are a common sight in and around Lowndes County. “It's an infectious disease nightmare,” said one parasitologist.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is it if I Can't Wipe My Butt After Pooping?

The universal question for when the TP runs out.
Nick Keppler

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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

California is trying to fight a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak

California is trying to fight a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak
Allison McCann
Under the Knife

You Had to Be a Little Insane to Be a Surgeon in the 1800s

Back then surgery was nothing but rivers of pus and filth and it's a miracle the human race survived.
Eric Spitznagel
Livable Planet

Over 2 Billion People Worldwide Don't Have Access to Basic Sanitation Services

The Sustainable Development Goals have specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. Today, we take a look at Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation.
Katelyn Harrop

Indian Politicians Are Cutting Off Power to People Who Poop Outside

In the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, people in villages without toilets could face a forced electricity blackout.
Ankita Rao

Is Toilet Food Considered a Health Code Violation?

Welcome to the first installment of 'Seriously, Though, Who Is This?' I anonymously texted a bunch of revered chefs weird photos of gourds on toilet rims to deduce their true stances on food safety. The results were divided, to say the least.
Xavier Aaronson
butt stuff

Madagascar Has a Poop Problem

A London-based startup hopes to lead a lavatorial revolution with an affordable toilet that's wireless, off-grid, and able to charge your phone.
Lina Zeldovich
Impact Work

Poop, Pedaling, and Water Will Power the Future

Young entrepreneurs are making the future of clean energy accessible and affordable in unorthodox ways.
Alice Rowsome
Undeveloped Ideas

Indian Official Wants White People to Stop Telling Indians How to Poop

Toilets don't work when you have no water.
Ankita Rao
Asking for a friend

How Bad Is it if I Don't Use Soap When I Scrub a Dish?

If it looks clean, it must be clean, right?
Maggie Puniewska