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The Riddle of What Is Killing Thousands of Central American Cane Workers

The Riddle of What Is Killing Thousands of Central American Cane Workers

Why the Silence Comandante Ortega? That paraphrasing of a headline from the great Spanish daily El Pais introduced a story in the paper on the difficulties that Nicaragua has faced in coming to grips with the death and disability wrought by a still-unexplained kidney disease epidemic.

February 12, 2014 — Gary Stix

Sneeze Physics Caught in Video

One lab is using slow motion footage of people sneezing to study the physics of these disease-spreading expulsions.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 31, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

June 1, 2016 — Nature Video

Understand the Measles Outbreak with this One Weird Number

15. That’s all you need to know about the measles. OK, that’s not true at all. There's no one weird trick that will give you a flat belly (besides lying face-down on something flat), and there's no one weird number that explains measles epidemiology.

January 31, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb