Health

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

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

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

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
you don't want that

When an AI Invents Diseases, You End Up With 'Penis Arthritis'

Research scientist Janelle Shane trained a neural network to make up fake diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.17
read the study

Sorry, Scientists Did Not Invent an ‘Exercise Pill’

Send this to your friends who posted this nonsense on their timelines.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.1.17
staring at the sun

More Ways To Wreck Your Eyes Without Even Thinking About It

Most eye damage happens when you don't even realize it.
Michael Byrne
8.24.17
super

We're Eating Fish That Are Eating Plastic That Smells Like Food

A new paper demonstrates the power of scent on anchovies’ foraging instincts, and how plastic fools them.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.15.17
have you noticed?

People with Depression Tend to Post Darker Instagrams

A new study analyzes posts to look for clues of mental illness.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.8.17
soundtrack to your life

Should You Pull a 'Baby Driver' and Use Music to Drown Out Your Tinnitus?

Tinnitus, the chronic ringing in your ears when no sound is present, can be extremely distressing.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.2.17
DONT TRY THIS AT HOME

People Are Buying Fish Antibiotics Because They Can’t Afford Human Ones

”My fish got bronchitis the first week of a new job.”
Kaleigh Rogers
7.31.17
looking under rocks

Slug Mucus Is So Sticky, It Inspired a New Kind of Surgical Glue

These super strong medical adhesives can be used to patch tissue defects or help wounds heal.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.27.17