The Most Gruesome Parasites – Neglected Tropical Diseases – NTDs —Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

In a world where we are bombarded by bad news, it’s good to hear about the near victory over NTDs. It was also promising to hear that the drug companies were willing to donate the drugs to combat these diseases.

The Strange Case of Tennie White—The Intercept

This article explores the evens surrounding the conviction of Tennie White for “faking laboratory testing results and lying to federal investigators.” It explores how companies will try to do almost anything to absolve their responsibility for the damage that they do to the environment.

Bringing Gamma Back—Radiolab

A very exciting development in the realm of Alzheimer’s, with scientists recently having been able to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice through an incredibly simple treatment.

’They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’—The New York Times

[Warning: graphic images of violence.]

A photo essay showing how President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to “slaughter them all” has been playing out in the Philippines.

Facebook and Google Make Lies as Pretty as Truth—The Verge

If you’re concerned about the legitimacy of what you read online, this article has some good ideas on what to look out for. But it also explores how tools such as Instant Articles and AMP are making it harder for the majority of people to discern the quality news sources from the less reliable.