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Regardless of COVID-19’s origins, experts say it’s time to tighten up biosecurity lab protocols
BSL-4 labs are somewhat risky, and they're not very well managed.
Meet the illustrator who painted COVID-19′s infamous portrait
Here’s how the spikey coronavirus blob came to life.
What one ecologist’s high-flying studies reveal about our forests
With powerful lasers, scientists can check forest health from 7,000 feet above the ground.
New trackers will help scientists follow elusive critters
Researchers hope to map the path of bird flu and other pathogens.
Frog skin secretions offer the first ray of hope in a deadly fungal epidemic
A few amphibians in Panama are suddenly showing signs of resistance.
Your kitchen sponge could have more bacteria than a toilet seat
Five of the ten most abundant bacteria species are categorized as potential pathogens.
Is there an app that can detect waterborne diseases in your glass of water?
With the right sensor, this could soon be a thing
Moth gut bacteria could help create new antibiotics
This benevolent bacteria fends off deadly microbial invaders
Yes, your beer pong cup is teeming with bacteria
PopSci asked the hard questions and got answers. But you’re not going to like them.
Study Shows Warming Oceans Are Making People Sicker
Put down the chopsticks