virus

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Skrillex’s Music Can be Used as Mosquito Repellent, Study Finds

Researchers observed mosquitoes sucked less blood and had less sex when exposed to the song 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.'
Gavin Butler
4.2.19
HIV

The HIV-Positive Inmate Who Spent a Year in Solitary for Having Consensual Sex

John Dorn's case stands to change wider prison policy around HIV criminalization.
Sony Salzman
11.26.18
Flu

Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.
Laura Haynes
10.23.18
This Week in Science

Research Has Probably Been Overstating How Smart Dogs Are

And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Shayla Love
10.5.18
wannacry

Windows Malware WannaCry Delays Manufacturing of the Next iPhone Processor

The world’s largest chip supplier admitted that the attack that brought production to a halt was caused by unpatched Windows 7 systems.
Samantha Cole
8.7.18
What's Freaking Me Out

San Fransisco's Homeless Crisis Is Now a Poop Crisis

The city is overrun with people who have nowhere to relieve themselves—and that's a problem for any resident, whether they have a home or not.
Matthew Terrell
6.5.18
survival guide

This Is What It Would Take to Turn a Virus into a Weapon

“A well-funded organization with scientific expertise and the resources to grow, manipulate, or release agents, and the motivation to actually use them—that’s the worst-case scenario."
Abigail Fagan
4.7.18
survival guide

This Is What It Would Take to Turn a Virus Into a Weapon

“A well-funded organization with scientific expertise and the resources to grow, manipulate, or release agents, and the motivation to actually use them—that’s the worst case scenario."
Abigail Fagan
4.4.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Eat Buffet Food?

Well, an infectious diseases specialist called them "cesspools for bacteria."
Ryan Brown
1.11.18
STDs

8 Things People Still Get Wrong About HPV

Setting the record straight on America's most common STD.
Emily Cassel
1.8.18
viral therapy

A New Viral Therapy Eradicated The Most Untreatable Type of Breast Cancer in 90 Percent of Mice

Two major studies showed combing viruses with other types of therapies could be especially effective at treating immunotherapy resistant cancers in mice.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.3.18
Tedium

The Wildly Popular Christmas Game That Got Mistaken for Spyware

How 'Elf Bowling,' the incredibly popular viral game from 1999, became an early victim of what we might now call “fake news.”
Ernie Smith
12.26.17
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