What Are You Touching in NYC’s Subway?

Feb. 10, 2015 - A new study from Weill Cornell Medical College aimed to find out what kinds of bacteria and pathogens, and how many, are lurking in the New York City subway system. Researchers tested all sorts of surfaces—rails, escalators, turnstiles, benches, and more. While there's no immediate cause for alarm, the results might actually surprise you. 

Does the New York City subway system harbor dangerous pathogens? Read Ed Yong's Phenomena blog.