Engineered Bat Virus Stirs Debate Over Risky Research (2015)

Lab-made coronavirus related to SARS can infect human cells. Editors’ note, March 2020: We are aware…

What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

This may be a little long, but if my fellow mods will indulge me, it is…

The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.

Viruses have spent billions of years perfecting the art of surviving without living — a frighteningly…

Chloroquine, Past and Present

Now that chloroquine is in the news everywhere, I thought it might be interesting to have…

Australia’s wildfires have now been linked to climate change

Human-caused climate change made southeastern Australia’s devastating wildfires during 2019–2020 at least 30 percent more likely to…

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mortality Rate

How to correctly calculate the mortality rate during an outbreak The case fatality rate (CFR) represents…

Why did China hold a cremation competition?

Earlier this week the Chinese government hosted an unusual competition. More than 50 of the country’s…

‘Complete contentment and happiness’: Groundbreaking study finds death is a EUPHORIC experience

The team of scientists from Canada’s Western University and the University of Liège in Belgium are…

Australia Set To Experience Boom Of Deadly Spiders Following Fires, Floods

First came the fires, then high waters. Now, one of the planet’s most venomous spiders is…

Two Satellites Set to Collide over Pennsylvania

So, this is fun. There are now so many satellites and so much space junk moving…