ticks

Good Twitter

An Oral History of the CDC Putting Ticks on a Muffin

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s infamous poppy seed muffin tweet.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.18
yikes

How to Avoid the Disease-Carrying Insects That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

The number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites has more than tripled since 2004.
Carson Kessler
5.4.18
WTF

Eating Meat Might Kill Me

I keep eating meat because the danger has heightened the pleasure factor, like bareback sex, mainlining heroin, base jumping, or motorcycling sans helmet even though it might kill me.
Jason Bell
9.28.17
Wait, What?

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other pathogens, so be extra cautious.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.17
Habits

Clementine Needs a Fix in This Week's 'Habits' Comic

There's only one thing left to do when you've already picked through the ashtray.
Lauren Monger
11.30.15
Habits

The Punk Animals Have Annoying 'Habits' in This Week's Comic

"Oh my god. Stop doing that."
Lauren Monger
11.23.15
winter

Moose Are Dying in Horrible Ways Due to Climate Change

Warmer weather is taking its toll on moose, which are dying at an alarming rate.
Shannon Hall
5.8.15
nature

Fuck Ticks

Seriously.
Michael Byrne
4.4.15
Food

Eating Meat Might Kill Me

Most people wouldn't consider my job as a food writer to be dangerous, but I recently learned that I might be fatally allergic to meat. I won't know for sure until August, but until then, I'll take my chances.
Jason Bell
3.5.14
Stuff

The Confusing, Controversial World of Lyme Disease

Lyme is tricky to diagnose and the symptoms can linger for months or years even after treatment, and doctors disagree with each other and activists on the basic facts of the disease. That makes it hard on those who have it.
Gina Tron
9.26.13
tech

How We Lost a Lyme Disease Vaccine

When it comes to PR wars, science is a bloodsucking mess.
Michael Byrne
5.23.12
Motherboard Blog

How Science Lost a PR War and We Lost a Lyme Disease Vaccine

No idea where you live, but here in my current home state of Maryland we have ticks just, like, materializing out of thin air. Merely seeing a spot of grass in the distance makes you tuck your pants into your socks and reach for the Deep Woods Off...
Michael Byrne
5.22.12