EPIDEMIC

climate change

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.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.19
Drugs

This Heroin Epidemic Inspired a Bollywood Movie. But Nothing Has Changed.

An Indian state is trying to fight a rampant heroin epidemic once fueled by the police.
Sharanya Deepak
10.14.16
virus

When Zika Hits the US, Poorest Areas Will be Hardest Hit

More than 300 officials gathered at CDC headquarters to prepare.
Kate Lunau
4.1.16
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
2.1.16
E-Coli

Let's Just Calm Down About the Bubonic Plague—For Now

You have worse infections to be scared of.
Michael Byrne
11.1.15
Health

How New York City Is Fighting Ebola Before It Even Arrives

At hospitals around the country, doctors are scrambling to prepare for Ebola, but nurses say they are still unprepared.
ALEX PASTERNACK
10.5.14
Health

Deadly Pig Diarrhea Is Driving Up the Cost of Bacon

The fear that PEDv will produce long-term declines in the pork herd and add costs to farmers has sent pork futures skyward.
Derek Mead
3.24.14
Motherboard Blog

Two of Your Favorite Big Cats Are Probably Going to Be Extinct Soon

Lions and tigers are even more beleaguered than you thought they were.
Becky Ferreira
1.14.14
Motherboard Blog

How a $4 Piece of Fabric Saves Millions of Lives

Malaria killed as many as 1,000,000 people in 2010. But the number has decreased sharply as of late, mostly due to a simple technology: fabric mosquito nets.
SAM MCDOUGLE
4.27.12