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Those Fancy Dyson Hand Dryers Spread Way More Germs Than Paper Towels

Science says it's better to just dry your hands with a boring-ass paper towel.
Helen Donahue
4.14.16
How Scared Should I Be?

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

Can the microbes just decide to rise up and destroy us?
Mike Pearl
2.11.16
News

Has This Microbiologist Found the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

According to Michael Schmidt, of the Medical University of South Carolina, bacteria-eating viruses could save humanity.
Mike Pearl
1.19.16
Stuff

Did the Ancient Greeks Get Ebola?

A new paper from Dr. Powel Kazanjian theorizes that the famous Plague of Athens was caused by the same virus that has decimated West Africa in recent years.
Mike Pearl
6.19.15
News

In Praise of Crackpots Who Go Way Out on a Limb, and Then Suffer for It

There's still guilt-free joy to be found in the suffering of others, if you know where to look.
Mike Pearl
3.27.15
VICE News

VICE News Capsule

Protests in Boston and Washington, DC, fighting between the Libyan government and opposition forces in Benghazi, and more news from around the world.
VICE Staff
1.17.15
VICE News

A New Antibiotic Offers Hope in the Global War on Superbugs

Today: Venezuela's economic woes continue, a study finds fracking caused Ohio's earthquakes, and a new antibiotic offers hope in the global war on superbugs. ​
VICE Staff
1.10.15
News

An Expert Describes Non-Stupid Ways to Use Ebola Quarantines

Dr. Susan McLellan told us the deceptively simple things can be done, and why those things aren't so simple in developing parts of Africa.
Mason Miller
10.29.14
News

Doctors Say Quarantining Medical Workers Just Makes the Ebola Epidemic Worse

Fear-based policies embraced by New York, New Jersey, and other states aren't helping.
Justin Glawe
10.28.14
News

Interview with an Ebola Survivor

The Ebola virus is cruel, with a fatality rate of 90 percent. We spoke to a survivor named Saa Sabas to get a sense of the ordeal. It turns out that if you do survive, people might be afraid of you.
Julian Morgans
8.7.14
Art

An Illustrated Guide To The World's "Deadliest" Computer Viruses

"Computer Virus Catalog" is a creative throwback to the days of nefarious malware hidden in P2P music files. The vibrant homages will make you shudder.
Zach Sokol
7.14.14
News

This STI Makes Crickets Horny Before Killing Them

One of the world's newest sexually transmitted infections affects crickets, using mind control to spread to as many victims as possible before turning the hosts' insides blue and killing them.
Emma Loop
5.7.14
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