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A study out today from the Center for Disease Control confirms what many researchers already believed to be true: the Zika virus does indeed cause microcephaly as well as a wide range of additional and severe foetal brain defects.
The air conditioning system in the new Tesla Model X has three modes: circulating air from outside the car, re-circulating air that's already inside the cabin, and a "bioweapon defence mode," triggered by a button on the dashboard, which creates positive pressure inside the cabin to keep outside particles at bay. So, does it work? We asked bioweapons experts for their take on Tesla's panic button.
Working at a lab with a relatively low level-two biosafety rating, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka has created a strain of flu that can completely escape the human immune system. The new genetically-engineered virus is based on H1N1, which killed around 500,000 people just five years ago.
A mathematician from Morgan Freeman's show Through The Wormhole shows how fast an hypothetical zombie virus could spread around the world. The epidemic would be inevitable and cities would be overrun in weeks. If you don't feel that's worrying wait until you hear it from Freeman's epic voice.
In an article primarily about the potential folly of holding onto stockpiles of smallpox virus for research purposes — a now-eradicated plague that humans no longer have natural immunity to and that would very likely cause a worldwide catastrophe should it escape from the lab — the BBC includes one awesomely horrible detail. Could the frozen bodies of smallpox victims in Siberia, now thawing because of climate change, re-release the virus into the environment and thus start a global pandemic?