If you’ve been debating whether to get a flu vaccine, you should watch this beautifully terrifying animation of a virus taking over a cell and sending millions of its progeny off to spread the infection.
Should scientists be allowed to create mutant viruses deadlier than natural ones? The White House waded into this controversy today with a surprising announcement to cut all funding to such studies, pending a thorough review of this risky research.
The H1N1 flu pandemic killed 17,000 people across the globe between 2009 and 2010. Pretty terrifying. To prevent that from ever happening again, scientists have created a super-detailed computer model of the killer virus.