Under Our Skin: A Dramatic Tale of Microbes, Medicine, and Money

Written and directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, the 2008 Academy Award-nominated documentary Under Our Skin explores and exposes one of our nation's most threatening and least regarded epidemic illnesses: Lyme disease. » 6/18/12 7:40pm 6/18/12 7:40pm

BP Dispersants Causing "Non-Stop Diarrhea" and Other Pleasant Side…

Remember when BP was responsible for horrible things, and then they plugged the hole and we moved on to worrying about other horrible things? Things are still horrible! The chemical they used to break down oil is making people ill. » 10/28/10 9:40pm 10/28/10 9:40pm

How Did One Man Contaminate Half a Billion Eggs, and Why Wasn't He…

A single man—poultry tycoon Austin J. DeCoster—was responsible for this year's salmonella outbreak that sickened almost 2,000 people across 22 states, and forced a recall of half a billion eggs. How did it get to this point? » 9/24/10 10:00am 9/24/10 10:00am

Electro-hypersensitivity: The Gadget Allergy

A man hassled a neighbor over his Wi-Fi allergies, and we dismissed him as a member of the tin-foil hat brigade. Now we're reading PopSci's look at the Electro-hypersensitivity—the real deal gadget allergy—and we're feeling sorta like assholes. » 3/04/10 10:40pm 3/04/10 10:40pm

Steve Jobs Looked Thinner Than Usual at WWDC—So What?

One of the first things we noticed when Steve Jobs came out on stage was that he was noticeably thinner than he was in previous events. We were vaguely concerned since he's had a recent history of what could be considered pretty severe health problems, but it looks like it's just a "common bug" says Apple PR. At age… » 6/10/08 11:00pm 6/10/08 11:00pm

Tanita's Abdominal Fat-Measuring Machine a Big Fat Waste of Space

For people too obese to get out of bed comes the abdominal fat-measuring machine. Tanita's AB-101 zones in on the fat around your midriff and then, thanks to a scanning process similar to X-rays, can tell you whether you should be looking for something in the outsize department of Caskets R Us. » 12/07/07 10:06am 12/07/07 10:06am