In other games in the series, other colored viruses have appeared. For example, in the newly released Dr. Mario World, players can encounter green viruses. Other colors that have appeared include magenta and cyan. No concrete clues exist concerning these other colored viruses and their origin. But considering how similar they appear to the original viral villains, it can be assumed they might all be alien viruses. … [Read more...] about Everything We Know About The Viruses In
It's important to note that the rate of infection among workers was not tracked (the experiment merely followed the spread of the phage around the building). What's more, the prescription — the use of disinfecting wipes — could eventually backfire by creating hardier viruses that are more resistant to such chemicals. … [Read more...] about This Is How Ridiculously Fast Viruses Can Spread In The Workplace
Last year, the Department of Homeland Security ordered all United States government agencies to cease using Kaspersky’s software due to concerns that it might be compelled to share information intercepts with the Russian government. Since then, the security company has admitted that its software downloaded classified NSA documents but pinned the blame on a reckless U.S. government contractor. And Israeli intelligence reportedly observed Russian agents using Kaspersky software as a hacking tool. Other governments have joined in on the Kaspersky ban including the U.K. and the Netherlands. The company’s decision to set up shop in Switzerland is being framed as a move that would not only help rebuild trust but make Kaspersky more transparent than its competitors. … [Read more...] about Kaspersky Is Moving Some of Its Operation From Russia to Switzerland to Win Back Trust
It was absolutely stunning, and just what the body needed after a few days of camping and hiking. Eventually some weather started blowing in and it was time to head back. I’m kicking myself now for not marking that exact spot with GPS, but if you link up with one of our guides Geoff or Leonard, they’ll get you there. We got pounded by wind, rain, and waves all the way back to the harbour, but we were too blissed out to care. … [Read more...] about The British Columbian Wilderness and the Baddest Water Filter Ever Built
This finding meshes well with what scientists already suspected—bats are a primary spreader of disease. So many human diseases are known to have come from bats, including Ebola, Marburg hemorrhagic fever, Nipah virus encephalitis, Hendra virus disease, Histoplasmosis (a disease of the lungs) and severe acute respiratory syndrome, among many others. The researchers estimate that there are approximately 17 zoonotic viruses yet to be discovered in every bat species. … [Read more...] about Which Creature Is Most Likely to Cause the Next Catastrophic Pandemic?