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Ideas | Allen Steere

Lyme disease: How we discovered it and where we go from here

Dr. Allen Steere led the research that led to the discovery of Lyme disease. Here’s what he thinks should happen now.


Know your ticks and how to avoid them

The number of tickborne illnesses in the US is increasing; the number of reported cases of Lyme disease alone have tripled since the 1990s. Here are the most common human-biting ticks in the United States:

Ideas | Alan Wirzbicki

The free, all-natural, and quite handsome solution to Lyme disease and other tick maladies

Deer are needed to spread Lyme disease. What if we brought back their natural predators?

Ideas | Bina Venkataraman

‘The forest is not safe’: How Lyme disease struck fear into the heart of this nature lover

There’s much to worry about when we go outside: rising heat; disease-bearing ticks and mosquitoes; sharks and superstorms. But when fear keeps us indoors, there’s too much we stand to lose.

Ideas | Stephanie Ebbert

Girls today are seemingly the fiercest America has ever produced. Why can’t we protect them?

In a time of #MeToo and “girl power,” teen girls may seem stronger and more empowered than previous generations. Yet, many remain susceptible to predators.


Big number: Saving the animals

On Monday, the Trump administration announced changes to the landmark act that would weaken the law and make it harder to protect wildlife from increasing threats like climate change.

Ideas | Tony Rehagen

A Holocaust survivor built a remarkable monument to hope and memory. Now that she’s gone, who will remind us?

Who will preserve these memories? Who will warn us of our past, lest we repeat it? Who will keep Eva Kor’s story, and the story of the Holocaust, alive?