How Greyscale In Game Of Thrones Compares To The Real Story Of Leprosy

To fans of Game of Thrones, Greyscale and its disruptive terror might be a reminder of the Black Death or those mysterious poxes and fluxes that chroniclers wrote about in the era before modern medicine. But Greyscale’s allure for contemporary audiences can actually be traced back to a biblical mistranslation of… »6/16/15 6:00pm6/16/15 6:00pm

Scientists Say The Time's Not Right To Eliminate The Smallpox Virus

There's a conference coming up in which a decision is to be made on whether the last known remaining live strains of the smallpox virus should be destroyed. In anticipation of this, an international group of scientists are saying no, arguing that crucial scientific questions about the virus remain unanswered. »5/02/14 12:20pm5/02/14 12:20pm

Concept designs of battle-ready pathogens and blood cells would make for a fantastic video game

Sadly, Blood 48:14 isn't a real video game. When illustrator and video game artist Nicholas Beales needed to come up with a game design idea for his school's final year project, he turned to the human body for inspiration. He imagined a real-time strategy game in which the player controls microscopic pathogens as they… »1/13/13 6:00pm1/13/13 6:00pm