SciFriday: Mumps Makes a Comeback

September 6, 2019

The CDC reports that 900 cases of mumps have been reported over the past year at immigrant detention centers in the US. What’s surprising is that several dozen workers have gotten sick, raising questions about the MMR vaccine.

SciFriday: Giant Swamp Rats, Fleas, and Exploding Whales

February 8, 2019

Los Angeles is dealing with an outbreak of flea-borne typhus, while northern California has been invaded by giant semi-aquatic rodents called nutria. Meanwhile, Hawaii tries to get rid of a whale carcass that’s drawing tiger and great white sharks close to shore.