Health

The Plug
The Plug

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

Black women experience worse maternal mortality rates than their white counterparts. Will machine learning make it worse or better?
Omotayo Banjo
4 days ago
Design Bias
Design Bias

Mammogram Machines Can Make You ‘Feel Like You’re from Another Planet’ When You’re Disabled

Physical structures and clinic access are only a piece of the cancer screening problem for people with disabilities.
Rose Eveleth
7.18.18
X-Ray Vision
X-Ray Vision

MIT Device Uses Wi-Fi to ‘See’ Through Walls and Track Your Movements

Researchers have been working on this technology since the 70s, and it’s getting more precise.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.13.18
Design Bias
Design Bias

Pregnant Researchers Often Get No Lab Safety Guidance

I spoke with eight women who had to lean on their own scientific expertise to guide them through one or more pregnancies while working in a laboratory.
Rose Eveleth
5.7.18
Don't Fear The​ ​​Reaper
Don't Fear The​ ​​Reaper

A Carolina Reaper Pepper Sent a Man to the Hospital With ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches

It’s the first report of this kind of thing happening.
Kate Lunau
4.9.18
robots
robots

This Machine Is Designed to Grow Internal Organs

Robotics might be the future of surgery.
Rebecca Flowers
1.10.18
mental health
mental health

Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
wellness
wellness

New Study Finds That Anti-Vaxxers Are Way Into ‘Purity’ and ‘Liberty’

A look at the moral foundations of an anti-science movement.
Michael Byrne
12.5.17
On Edge
On Edge

A Year On Edge

Welcome to On Edge, a series about the stress we're all experiencing right now, and how to live with it.
Ankita Rao
Rajul Punjabi
12.4.17
Health
Health

The US Just Approved ‘Killer’ Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Help Fight Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to biotech startup MosquitoMate.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.17
E-Coli
E-Coli

New Method Evaluates Antibiotics Based on the Tiny Vibrations of Dying Microbes

The NIST-developed technique could greatly speed up the process of diagnosing infections.
Michael Byrne
10.9.17
newsflash
newsflash

A Wellness Blogger Who Lied About Having Cancer Has Been Fined $322,000

Belle Gibson admitted in 2015 that it was all bull.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.17