Chagas disease more deadly than previously thought
May 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m. by John Platt
Transmitted by the assassin or kissing bug, this parasite can cause fatal heart disease.
Melting ice could release ancient viruses hidden in glaciers
May 8, 2017, 10:56 a.m. by John Platt
As global warming thaws permafrost, bacteria that have been frozen for millennia may come back to life.
The strange history of the man-eating lions of Tsavo
April 20, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by John Platt
The lions reportedly killed up to 135 people in 1898, but does the truth live up to the myth?
The 1919 Boston Molasses Flood: The forgotten tragedy too bizarre for the history books
November 28, 2016, 1:05 p.m. by John Platt
A 30-foot wave of molasses claimed the lives of 21 people and injured 150 more.
Meet the man who invented the emoticon ... in 1879
September 25, 2014, 5:29 p.m. by John Platt
Walter C. Phillips invented a code to help speed telegraph transmissions. 88 = Love.
11 things humans do that dogs hate
10 athletes redefining fitness
This feral 'grandpa' cat may not care for humans, but oh, does he love kittens
Making the case for body fat
This beautiful tidal road is Britain's deadliest
This map shows where you would end up if you dug a hole to the other side of the world