An influenza ward in an army camp hospital.
Biology

More People Died of the Spanish Flu Than in WWII

September 26, 2021

Of all the health disasters over time, the Spanish flu ranks near the top of the list. It was one of the worst pandemics in history. Between 5 and 10 percent of the 500 million people who were infected died. […]

Image of child's hand with an adult hand, both having smallpox symptoms
Biology

The Battle to Conquer Smallpox

September 17, 2021

Although smallpox has been nearly eradicated throughout the world, the U.S. has a supply of smallpox vaccines ready in case of a bioterrorist attack. […]

An image of pregnant woman with the word Overpopulat0ion and world map stamped on her belly.
Philosophy

Overpopulation and Birth Control Methods

September 14, 2021

Overpopulation cannot be solved relying on people’s common sense or individuals being motivated by the greater common good. One way or the other, the state has to intervene- passively or coercively. […]

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