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

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

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 Jonathan Demme is adapting an unpublished new Stephen King novel.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

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