The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. What exactly does that mean?
In the 1800s, sick passengers weren’t blamed for disease epidemics—their baggage and cargo was.
The containment of COVID-19 raises pressing questions related to the freedom of scientific information, civil liberties, and human rights, one scholar explains.
Scientists have different ideas about whether viruses are living beings. But they have solid advice on how to destroy them: wash up.
The first Black woman physician served communities in the South after the Civil War but was buried in an anonymous grave. That will likely change.
Four questions answered.
The fear of the next global virus isn't just media indulging in catastrophizing; it's a collective concern for global economic and political health.
The measure of thermal energy expended by exercise was adapted from the study of explosives and engines.
With BPA gone from many plastic products, researchers are concerned about other environmental chemicals, which might cause reproductive harm.
Can environmental law help contain viruses that spill over from animal to human populations?