The Deadliest Potential Pandemics Facing The World Right Now

Scientists and health experts at the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control are constantly on guard against diseases that could sweep through the human population. Which pandemics are they most worried about, heading into 2014? » 12/24/13 3:30pm 12/24/13 3:30pm

The Captain America sequel finds its female lead. Plus lots more X-Men

Michael Bay says Transformers 4 won't be a reboot... kind of. Lost's Mr. Eko talks more about his role in the Thor sequel. Mark Millar promises a Kick-Ass 3, while Chris Pine still thinks J.J. Abrams could direct Star Trek 3. » 2/04/13 6:00am 2/04/13 6:00am

The places where an epidemic is most likely to start spreading in the…

When humans travel, diseases travel with them. Events like the 2003 SARS outbreak and 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic have revealed the role that air travel plays in the spread of illness on a global scale. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a computer simulation that suggests which U.S. airports are most likely to… » 7/24/12 8:00am 7/24/12 8:00am

Hey everybody: cool your jets on the whole supervirus thing

Many of you probably read last week about a supervirus, engineered by dutch virologist Ron Fouchier, that has the potential to wipe out half of humanity. » 12/05/11 9:00am 12/05/11 9:00am

10 of the Craziest Things That You Never Knew About Quarantines

If you're worried about catching a super-virus, you can always be extra careful about washing your hands. But sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes you just need to get all those sick people away from you. This idea has fueled many successful — and unsuccessful — quarantines over the years. Here are the strangest,… » 9/09/11 10:00am 9/09/11 10:00am

Contagion is the first political thriller about a global epidemic

What if a deadly virus ripped through the world, shattering cities and killing millions, but you had the chance to view the carnage from sealed government labs and well-appointed boardrooms? That's the promise of Contagion, a fascinating plague procedural from Steven Soderbergh, where more tension radiates from… » 9/09/11 9:59am 9/09/11 9:59am

Contagion's bacteria grown billboard is the perfect "viral" marketing

Warner Bros. created a giant billboard for Contagion, made entirely out of bacteria and fungi, to promote the film. What better way to promote a movie about germs with germs. Watch the creature grow before your eyes. » 9/08/11 11:20am 9/08/11 11:20am

The Real Science Behind Hollywood's Disease-Scare Movie Contagion

Contagion isn't just a giant PSA for hand washing, because a virus kills millions of people. Steven Soderbergh's film is all about heroic epidemiologists fighting a pandemic. But could this Hollywood apocalypse actually happen? » 9/07/11 12:45pm 9/07/11 12:45pm

13 clips from Soderbergh's Contagion will make you wash your hands…

you can make it through these 13 clips from Steven Soderbergh's Contagion without wondering what you've touched lately... then congratulations, you're disgusting. Watch the many plot threads with Soderbergh's ensemble cast start to gel together in these new clips. » 9/01/11 7:20am 9/01/11 7:20am

70 disease-filled stills from Contagion remind you to wash your damn…

Get a good look at Steven Soderbergh's disgusting outbreak movie Contagion and be reminded, you're just a hand rail or public restroom visit away from dying a horrible viral death. » 8/25/11 3:00pm 8/25/11 3:00pm

Tons of spoilers for the return of Doctor Who. Plus a new Man of Steel

Elizabeth Banks promises the eccentric look of her Hunger Games character will be faithfully adapted. The Dark Tower is still happening...maybe. John Noble explains how to play two Walters at once on Fringe. Plus a Game of Thrones casting update! » 8/18/11 6:00am 8/18/11 6:00am

Will Man of Steel feature an all-out war involving the US Army?

An inside source claims to have huge plot info about The Man of Steel. Jonathan Demme is adapting an unpublished new Stephen King novel. There's great news for the future of True Blood and Warehouse 13. And what is Batman's strange new vehicle in The Dark Knight Rises? » 8/12/11 6:00am 8/12/11 6:00am

What is the future of Amy and Rory on Doctor Who? Plus tons more Dark…

Zoe Saldana reveals whom she wants to see shirtless in Star Trek 2. Marc Webb explains how he built the world of The Amazing Spider-Man. Plus key World War Z details and the first look at Superman's adoptive dad! » 8/11/11 6:00am 8/11/11 6:00am

The Avengers are headed to Cleveland, plus Joss Whedon reveals his…

Zoe Saldana is ready to make Avatar 2. Alan Tudyk talks playing an adversary in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Could there be a new animated Star Trek show? Plus George R.R. Martin doles out cryptic Game of Thrones casting hints! » 8/10/11 6:00am 8/10/11 6:00am

Just why is there a football game in The Dark Knight Rises?

The Dark Knight Rises is filming at Heinz Field, and even the Pittsburgh Steelers themselves are getting into the act. Now new set reports reveal that the real battle isn't between the Gotham Rogues and Rapid City's with Bane. » 8/08/11 6:00am 8/08/11 6:00am

Hugh Jackman reveals the villain of The Wolverine! Plus Jon Favreau…

Man of Steel will take flight a little later than expected. Peter Dinklage explains what's next for Tyrion on Game of Thrones. Joss Whedon's long-delayed horror movie is finally getting released. And Hilary Swank is headed to Venus. » 7/22/11 6:00am 7/22/11 6:00am