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Deadly Viruses

Deadly Cat Virus Outbreak Hits Hawaii For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

An outbreak of a deadly cat virus is spreading on the Hawaiian island of Maui and has officials concerned about the island's cat population. As far as...

Artist Sculpts Deadly Viruses

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

It’s almost impossible to find beauty in disease, but UK artist Luke Jerram managed to do so through his art. In the series "Glass Microbiology,"...

Doomsday Microbes: Is Some Science Too Dangerous to Permit?

Erec Stebbins | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Erec Stebbins

Is there danger in stockpiling potential Armageddon microbes, trusting in our ability to secure them? Or in creating new variants whose properties we cannot fully predict? Or might the greatest danger lie in refusing to study them, missing the opportunity to learn what makes them so deadly?

The Autism Vaccine Controversy and the Need for Responsible Science Journalism

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Seth Mnookin

The seemingly never-ending contraction of the media industry has resulted in a shedding of specialists in every journalistic medium. That does not, however, mean that the public's hunger for information about science, medicine and technology is shrinking.

'Contagion' Is Real?! Scientists Say It Could Happen

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Yes, it could happen. But it's a stretch. "Contagion," a Hollywood thriller that opened last weekend, rocketed to No. 1 at the box of...

Missing Shipments Of Deadly Germs Increasing In US Labs

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

American laboratories handling the world's deadliest germs and toxins have experienced more than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, and t...