outbreaks

sea stars

Warmer Temperatures and Disease Decimated This West Coast Starfish in Two Years

“If it does disappear from these shores, it is gone from the planet.”
Becky Ferreira
1.30.19
outbreaks

This Transgenic Mouse Is a Flu Pandemic Canary

An early-warning system for the biological 'big one.'
Michael Byrne
4.10.17
disaster response

Is Trump Prepared for the Next Epidemic?

Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.9.17
SYMPTOMATIC

Inside Plum Island, America's Only Foreign Animal Disease Lab

In this episode of Symptomatic, Motherboard visits Plum Island.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.15.16
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
News

The Olympics Measles Outbreak Was Traced Back to Two People

Genome sequencing is helping scientists track deadly outbreaks.
Jordan Pearson
7.10.15
Culture

Japan’s ‘Cyber Nationalists’ Are Convinced that MERS Started in Korea

The Netto-Uyoku are using the tragic outbreak as an opportunity to spread more nationalistic fervor online.
Mari Shibata
6.15.15
Health

How to Name a Disease

A lack of naming guidelines for new diseases has led to some troublesome monikers.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.13.15
Science

Instead of Coughing on Each Other, Plants Spread Disease Through Raindrops

Watch how raindrops catapult off leaves in slow motion.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.15
Science

Why We Haven't Stopped the Ebola Outbreak Yet

We’ve gotten better at fighting the virus, but it might be a while before it’s totally gone.
Alexandra Ossola
12.30.14
ebola

Physicists Offer a Bleak New Model of Epidemics and Air Travel

For an outbreak to jump to new regions, it only takes a few infectious travelers.
Michael Byrne
11.9.14
Health

A Complexity Researcher Offers a Rather Gloomy Look at the Ebola Outbreak

The epidemic’s growth rate is climbing again.​
Michael Byrne
11.6.14
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