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The Right Way to Host a Vaccine Debate

Scientists often have a disadvantage during vaccine debates. Fortunately, one Facebook group has found a solution.

by |June 10, 2019
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Breaking Down the Anti-Vaccine Echo Chamber

The rhetoric around vaccination is generally black and white: vaccines are good or vaccines are bad. But now more than ever, it’s important to find ways to communicate across the divide.

by |May 8, 2019
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A Case Against Vaccine Religious Exemptions

It is time for states to change their laws so that fringe religious objections do not get in the way of protecting the safety of children and people with compromised immune systems.

by |April 10, 2019
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How to Talk to Anti-Vaxxers

Research assistant Rachel Alter became a “pro-vaccine troll” so you don’t have to.

by |February 8, 2019

Snake Expert and Former Earth Institute Fellow Named a National Geographic “Emerging Explorer”

Snake venom can kill, but it might also save your life. Zoltan Takacs has co-invented a technology for building “toxin libraries” that might one day lead to drugs that can treat cancer, multiple sclerosis and a variety of other diseases. His quest for venomous creatures has taken him to 133 countries, across jungles, deserts and… read more

by |July 26, 2010

Climate and Meningitis in Africa

A new Google Earth tour explores the link between climate and meningitis outbreaks in Africa.

by |December 7, 2009