Quickies: Hedy Lamarr, the extinction of guinea worms, and bicycle face
- Docs slam rumors that migrants carry disease – “Doctors say they are concerned about false rumors and “hysteria” that the unaccompanied children coming across the border from Mexico into Texas are carrying diseases such as Ebola and dengue fever.” From Michael.
- Hedy Lamarr: Actor, inventor, amateur engineer – An episode of the Australian radio show The Science Show. From Robert.
- Guinea worm on the verge of extinction – “Back in the mid-’80s, more than 3 million people were catching the parasite each year. Then an international campaign started slashing cases, year after year.” From Mary.
- 19th century health scare of “bicycle face” – All that pedaling could simply ruin your complexion. From Sarah.