The Zika virus has arrived in the US, and despite months of warning, the country isn’t at all ready. As a stopgap measure (one with more than a whiff of desperation about it), the CDC..
Rio 2016: Germany’s Pfeifer Erik (in blue) throws a punch at Virgin Islands’ Clayton Laurent Jr. during a Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) Olympic boxing match. Yuri CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images Something is missing from Olympics boxing this..
Pills get into your bloodstream by dissolving in your stomach. But the point of your stomach is to quickly dissolve things, so drug companies have a problem if they want to give you something that..
Health workers spray insecticide in the Sambadrome as a means of killing the Aedes aegypti mosquito, on January 26, 2016. The Sambadrome will be used for the Archery competition during the summer Olympics in Rio..
A mob of mosquitoes is a “scourge.” And the cardboard tube Jodi Holeman holds in her hands buzzes with more than enough mosquitoes to fill a scourge’s ranks–a thousand, to be exact. She uncaps the..
Justin Pumfrey/Getty Images Yesterday the Associated Press dropped news that pretty much everyone has been waiting for: Little evidence exists that flossing actually does anything. And so the people collectively threw their minty-fresh, waxy threads..
Foam can either be really classy, a la culinary foam delicately garnishing a dish in a Michelin restaurant, or really unclassy, a la an Ibiza foam party. Let’s talk about the former and forget about..
Sharon Nagel, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, walks through the Wynwood neighborhood looking for mosquitos or breeding areas where she kills the mosquitos with larvicide granules or a fogger spraying pesticide, as part of..
Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, looks for signs of mosquito larva in a water sample as part of the county’s efforts to prevent a Zika virus outbreak, on May 26, 2016.Joe Raedle/Getty..
Getty Images We tend to describe our immune systems with military metaphors. Pathogens invade our bodies, knock down our defenses, and try to kill us dead. We fight back with hand sanitizer and mild germ-related..