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June 13, 2018

 

Where Have All the Dead Birds Gone?

Besides after hearing a thud on your newly cleaned window, have you ever found a dead bird in your lawn? Why is it so unusual?

February 21, 2018

 

A gravestone.

Sixteen Percent Of Global Deaths In 2015

What was the largest cause of premature death in people in 2015?

November 23, 2017

 

Armyworms (Spodoptera prefica), like the one in the picture above, engage in cannibalism to stop diseases from spreading.

Cannibalism Has Some Advantages

One study showed that a way caterpillars stopped the spread of diseases was to eat the infected.

May 18, 2016

 

weathered statue at site of Roman bathhouse

Ancient Roman Parasites

Ancient poop reveals that Romans suffered from intestinal parasites, despite their sophisticated sanitation system.

September 7, 2014

 

The Home Biome Project found that, of all the surfaces in houses, doorknobs had the least distinct microbiomes.

Potential Forensic Applications Of Microbial Samples

Researchers at the Home Biome Project trace bacterial samples back to specific houses.

July 24, 2014

 

Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

December 27, 2013

 

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How To Clean A Pacifier

A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.

November 18, 2013

 

Well, I guess rats aren't all THAT bad. They're actually kind of cute.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

March 4, 2013

 

Scientists need to be careful when they study dangerous diseases.

How Do Scientists Study Deadly Diseases?

What do the Ebola virus, anthrax, and the avian flu have in common?

January 31, 2013

 

Cute, aren't they?

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clues To Pain Relief

Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.

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