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Is this America's most bizarre Thanksgiving Dish?

Okay so this has nothing to do with risk. Or science (sort of). But I couldn't resist making it! I love Thanksgiving. This has to be one of the best holidays, period. Negligible commercialization, great food, and a chance to relax, catch up with family and friends, and contemplate everything you

What's a gene drive?

A gene drive is a radical new way of re-engineering the genetic makeup of an entire species - including harmful insects like the mosquito. But as the technology steams head, fueled by powerful gene editing techniques coming out of synthetic biology like CRISPR Cas9, what are the risks, and how can w

What is Epidemiology?

What epidemiology is, and why it's important? Risk Bites provides a simple introduction to what epidemiology is, and how to make sense of epidemiology studies when people's health is on the line. With Mariya Voytyuk. Written, illustrated, narrated and filmed by Dr. Mariya Voytyuk RISK BITES Risk

Not another COVID safety video ... honest!

How do you go about avoiding becoming infected by a harmful airborne virus like COVID-19 -- especially if you're a student heading back to campus? There are, of course, a number of blindingly obvious ways to do this. However, because so many people seem to have forgotten them, I thought it worth p

How do face masks and respirators work?

How do face masks and respirators prevent you from breathing in harmful particles? As respiratory protection against coronavirus becomes increasingly important, Risk Bites dives into the science of face masks and respirators, and explores what makes for good protection, whether it’s a professional

PLUTO: a novel way to think about risk

Pluto may be a former planet, but it's also a novel way to think about risk! On July 14th 2015, a small spacecraft will buzz a former planet in the less fashionable outskirts of our solar system. A lot of people will get excited by this, apparently thinking that the first close-up view of a lump o

A Guide to Self Care while Social Distancing

A guide to how to take care of yourself and those you love when your stuck at home as a result of social distancing and self-isolation, and anxiety and coronavirus cabin fever begin to set in! Social distancing and self-isolation are critically important to controlling the spread of coronaviru

What has the maker movement got to do with public health?

Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please s