Why We Still Don't Have an Ebola Vaccine

Yesterday, the CDC confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the US. The patient, who recently traveled to Liberia, is now isolated in a Dallas hospital. With containment efforts challenging West Africa, and US officials searching for anyone who came in contact with the Dallas patient, where is the Ebola vaccine? » 10/01/14 10:42am 10/01/14 10:42am

Watch how scary fast an epidemic would spread disease across the world

If you want to put on a surgical mask, rubber gloves, goggles, ear muffs and trap yourself in a plastic bubble after watching this terrifying video of how fast an epidemic would spread across the world, well, I'd totally understand. Because it's crazy fast. Using the world's air transportation network, theoretical… » 12/13/13 12:09am 12/13/13 12:09am

German Outbreak Caused By Mutant Super-Glue Producing Strain of E. Coli

Europe is dealing with a widespread outbreak of food poisoning that has claimed the lives of 17 people. Those who are sick may have been infected with a mutant strain of E. Coli that produces a super-glue to make it extra deadly. » 6/02/11 11:02pm 6/02/11 11:02pm

The Week In iPhone Apps: Dead or Alive, You're Coming With Me

In this week's leisurely, labor-friendly app roundup: Watchmen grows up, and grows large; you avoid getting sick; lots of TV gets watched; and Robocop's got a few things to say to you. » 9/07/09 5:00pm 9/07/09 5:00pm