smallpox

9.17.19

An Explosion Rocked a Russian Pathogen Lab That Stores Ebola, Smallpox

The incident highlights the risks of researching and storing lethal pathogens.

2.1.19

European Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in the Americas Cooled Earth’s Climate

Some 50 million Indigenous peoples died during the 16th century, a collapse that caused atmospheric carbon dioxide levels to drop.

12.20.17

North Korea Is Reportedly Testing Anthrax-Tipped Missiles

The country allegedly wants to see if the deadly bacteria can survive a flight on an ICBM.

4.11.16

Polio Could Be Eradicated Within One Year

The infectious disease famous for causing paralysis in the legs is on its way out, according to the WHO.

2.11.16

How Scared Should I Be of a Contagious Disease Wiping Out Humanity?

Can the microbes just decide to rise up and destroy us?

7.8.14

A Box of Forgotten Smallpox Vials Was Just Found in an FDA Closet

Nothing like a little spring cleaning.

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