Preview of a new Wondery podcast, American Innovations: immersive scenes to tell the stories of the scientists, engineers, and ordinary people behind the greatest discoveries of the past century https://wondery.com/shows/american-innovations/
This is part 2 of a very special crossover with Benjamin Jacobs from Wittenberg to Westphalia Podcast. In this final part we discuss how tiny insects and bad water killed more medieval soldiers than fighting.
This is part 1 of a very special crossover with Benjamin Jacobs from Wittenberg to Westphalia Podcast. In this first part we discuss how the horrible diet of medieval soldiers resulted in serious health concerns.
Urban planning is more than just deciding where to put new roads. This is the first in a two part series on how urban planners work with public health workers to reduce or even prevent disease outbreaks. In this episode we investigate the surprising connection between snails and dams, eye worms and irrigation, and malaria and canals.
Unlike most diseases transmitted by blood feeders, the Zika virus can also be transmitted sexually. Find out how this surprising fact was discovered, what it has to do with the 1975 Nobel prize, and how it shapes public health recommendations.
Insects have studied for many years, but it wasn’t until this year that we began to understand why DEET repels ticks. In the process we find that ticks have a different system of smelling than both humans and insects.
Interactions between mosquitoes and plants lead to interesting questions about what mosquitoes are doing when they aren’t biting people. Could it be that animals aren’t the only victims of these vectors of disease?
Does the news about parasites in sushi have you avoiding your favorite restaurants? Learn all about the worms and how to avoid them.
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