Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
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The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.
A Harvard professor's study discovers the worst year to be alive.
Concluding that Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest was caused by the COVID vaccine requires accepting highly improbable leaps of logic.
The video fragment only shows increase in COVID-19 cases, reversing the video's original message to induce panic.
Can the American government stop coronavirus spread? Its past actions speak volumes.
The CDC estimates that more than 210,000 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized by the flu this season.
Answer: You don't want to get either.
Can a real pandemic (such as COVID-19) turn into mass hysteria?
Research supports wearing surgical face masks to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
Ignoring a scientific truth doesn’t change it, even when the consequences are deadly. “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?” Many of us, as children, […]
Ferrets are not humans, but this new drug is showing promise.
Ending social distancing won’t only make us sicker, but will tank the health care industry in the process. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world. As of today, […]
The U.S., China, and Russia are in a "vaccine race" that treats a global challenge like a winner-take-all game.
Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.
Vaccines can be grown in and extracted from the leaves of plants.
Instead of looking forward, we should be consulting the past.
Research is for the experts. Listen to them instead. “Research both sides and make up your own mind.” It’s simple, straightforward, common sense advice. And when it comes to issues like […]
The German island of Riems is home to some of the most dangerous virology research on the planet.
Here's what scientists know about how the virus spreads, and how to avoid contracting it.
We have been rejecting science for far too long. We all need to embrace it. For as long as human civilization has existed, those societies that have embraced science have had […]
Now is not the time to panic. But it’s the perfect time to get informed. The typical human body is made out of some 10²⁸ atoms distributed across approximately 100 […]
The Black Death skipped certain parts of Europe - and that could be a lesson for today's coronavirus epidemic
We may never have to get more than one flu shot again.
And why social distancing, isolation, and sheltering-in-place are so effective, but only if we do them early enough. In any biological system, if you put a living organism into an environment […]
Your opinions about a large number of complex scientific issues are probably wrong. That’s why we have science. In 2016, an Italian virologist named Roberto Burioni was invited to appear on […]
It will take a national effort to get it done. Here’s how. Over the past six months — a full half of a year — the United States has suffered more deaths and illnesses due […]