Salmonella, Listeria and unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients, oh my!
These ten awe-inspiring science projects range from the world's largest undersea observatory to the "ultimate microscope" to a Jupiter orbiter on a suicide mission--but they're all massive, often in both size and scope
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases?
What could go wrong if we send all our food safety experts home while the government settles its dumb argument? Oh wait.
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Be grateful, dear reader, that someone else does the hard, dangerous and downright grody work involved in truly audacious science
Much faster than previous tests
Cute and contagious beasts
Zoonotic diseases can go from us to them.
Since the beginning of the month, officials have fished out 16,000 pig carcasses found in the river that serves tap water to Shanghai. Is it really still safe to drink, as officials say?
A single outbreak of norovirus—or any foodborne illness—can cost quite a lot.
The government shutdown is harming important scientific work in many ways, a Nature editorial this week reminds us.
Researchers have found some nasty microbes in turtles off the coast of Mexico
These seven bacterial and viral agents form a deadly bioterror lineup
See how scientists are learning from the most common form of life on Earth to fight cancer, produce ethanol and maybe even grow crops on the moon