Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move through densely populated areas as efficiently as the common cold spreads between humans. The team designed and simulated an attack...

Skin color gene reveals shared origins across global populations

All instances of a gene mutation that contributes to light skin color in Europeans came from the same chromosome of one person who most likely lived at least 10,000 years ago, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. While the genetics of skin color is...
‘Deep pragmatism’ as a moral engine

‘Deep pragmatism’ as a moral engine

You could be forgiven for believing that some of the most vexing issues of our time — partisan gridlock, abortion, climate change, Middle East strife — might never yield to progress. After all, the debates are so emotionally fraught that it can be a challenge just to...
Study suggests multiple MERS-CoV introductions

Study suggests multiple MERS-CoV introductions

One of the big mysteries about the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is whether it jumped from animals to humans just once or has made that jump a number of times. A study released today indicates that the second scenario seems more likely, given...
4 more MERS cases from Saudi Arabia, 2 fatal

4 more MERS cases from Saudi Arabia, 2 fatal

Translated information and media reports from Saudi Arabia today cited four more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases there, two of which were fatal. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that an earlier fatal MERS case in...

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