To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten.

“Years after agreeing to take part in research, families of children with congenital Zika syndrome are feeling abandoned.”

Source: Undark
Published: Oct 6, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,684 words)

COVID’s Cassandra: The Swift, Complicated Rise of Eric Feigl-Ding

“The scientist has gained popularity as COVID’s excitable play-by-play announcer. But some experts want to pull his plug.”

Author: Jane C. Hu
Source: Undark
Published: Nov 25, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,200 words)

When Children’s COVID-19 Symptoms Won’t Go Away

Some parents are reporting that their kids’ COVID symptoms have been lingering for months.

Source: Undark
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,942 words)

Reefer Madness 2.0: What Marijuana Science Says, and Doesn’t Say

Fear-mongering through data (or a lack thereof): on Alex Berenson, Malcolm Gladwell, and “what happens when tidy narratives outrun the science.”

Source: Undark
Published: Jan 21, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,969 words)

For the National Parks, a Reckoning

When it was established in 1916, the National Parks Service was meant to provide natural attractions to visitors. But in the 1960s, A. Starker Leopold wrote a report that would change the future of the parks, transforming it from a tourist hub to a leading agency for ecosystem science. Today, park rangers are the first responders to the effects of climate change, tasked with preserving a wilderness that is “no longer behaving like it’s supposed to.”

Source: Undark
Published: Sep 13, 2017
Length: 24 minutes (6,000 words)

In Defectors From the North, Doctors in South Korea Find Hope — and Data

A program tracking the health of North Korean refugees rests on the premise that someday, health care will once again be a shared responsibility.

Source: Undark
Published: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,660 words)