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Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
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
government shutdown

Government Shutdowns Are a Disaster for Scientific Research

NASA, the NIH and CDC were some of the biggest victims of the last government shutdown in 2013.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.22.18
pathogens

The US Will Fund Research to Make Pathogens Deadlier Again

The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.17
Zika

‘Six Months Of Hell’: Zika Is Hitting Some Travellers Harder Than Expected

A new study finds that a group of Canadian travellers experienced severe complications more often than anticipated.
Kate Lunau
3.6.17
Halloween

These Are the Zombies You Actually Need to Worry About

Here's a vetted zombie preparedness plan, courtesy of the CDC.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.26.16
Health

How American Doctors Are Preparing Families for Children With Zika

About 100 pregnant women in Florida have tested positive for Zika. Doctors expect most of them will be carried to term.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
10.24.16
News

Why We Need AI to Study America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Machines could help us understand a very human problem.
Jordan Pearson
10.12.16
Health

To Understand Contagious Cancer Is to Understand Cancer Itself

Catching cancer is extremely rare in the entire animal kingdom, but a few representative cases are enlightening.
Michael Byrne
9.15.16
RIO

No One Got Zika At the Olympics and Brazil Is Relieved

Rio’s mayor says visitors were safer from Zika in his city than Miami.
Marina Lopes
8.27.16
Miami

Miami Isn’t Waiting on Congress Funds to Fight Zika

But those funds really do need to be released soon.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.12.16
News

What Is the CDC Implying with this Vaping PSA?

A year-old ad has recently popped up on some platforms with more aggressive language.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.2.16
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