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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