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.

Feds plan for forced vaccinations

November 3, 2016

A public-interest group has filed a lawsuit against a rule change proposed by the Centers for Disease Control that would allow the government to force vaccines on Americans under certain circumstances.

DIY your DNA

April 1, 2016

For less than $800, you can now sequence your own genome.

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