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New Study Reveals Just How Sick Families With Kids Get

If you have kids, you invariably get sick more often — but how often, exactly? A new study by scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine reveals that big families have viral infections for an amazing 87 per cent of the year.


All The News You Missed Overnight: Woolies Group Email Fail, Dumped $260,000 Apple I And More

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. All The News You Missed Overnight gathers the whispers all in one place to help you catch up.


Ebola Virus In Sierra Leone Mutated At A Normal Rate

Since the Ebola outbreak occurred in West Africa in 2014, researchers have feared that the virus had been able to evolve at a more rapid rate than usual. Now, an analysis of the virus reveals that it mutated at a perfectly normal rate in Sierra Leone, alleviating those fears.


The Race To Build A Better Suit For Ebola Aid Workers 

It’s been more than a year since the deadliest ebola outbreak ever hit with full force in West Africa. And while the virus has retreated, the reckoning over the best approach to treat the inevitable next outbreak is only gaining speed.


All The Reasons Why You Need To Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there’s a number of answers, starting with words like E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Giardia and Cryptosporidiosis.


Meet Regin, Super Spyware That's Been Attacking Computers For Years

In case you needed more affirmation that the internet is not a safe place, Symantec published a report today detailing a sophisticated form of spyware known as Regin.


Scientist Creates New Flu Virus That Can Kill All Of Humanity

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.


Mathematician Explains How A Zombie Virus Would Spread Around The World

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.


Animation Explains How Viruses Attack Our Cells To Make Us Sick

Staying healthy is a lot like medieval warfare. Cells vs viruses. There are cells defending their castles and viruses trying to break through. If a sneaky virus manages to attack a cell, the cell fights it and notifies all the other castles about what to build to defend it.


Will Smallpox Reemerge In Siberia As Corpses Thaw From Climate Change?

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?


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