The most mysterious fact we know about these original viruses is that they might not be from this world. In the NES version of Dr. Mario, after beating level 20, players can see a short cutscene of a UFO flying over a tree and picking up the three main viruses. This UFO later appeared in Dr. Luigi. … [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
In a blog post, the company wrote that it will begin moving its “‘software assembly line’ and servers that store and process Kaspersky Security Network data” to Zurich—a process that should be complete by the end of 2018. It will then set up a “Transparency Center” where “responsible stakeholders from government and private organizations with relevant expertise” will be allowed to review its source code, updates, detection rules, and data storage practices. The servers that process and store data for users in Europe, North America, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore will be part of the migration. … [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
To resolve this shortcoming, researchers from New York’s EcoHealth Alliance conducted an investigation into the mammals that are most likely to trigger spillover events (humans can contract zoonotic diseases from other types animals, such as birds, but we’re particularly vulnerable to mammals owing to our similar biologies). The results of this study, now published in Nature, shows that bats carry the highest risk of zoonotic transmission, followed by primates and rodents. … [Read more...] about Which Creature Is Most Likely to Cause the Next Catastrophic Pandemic?