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

Novels that Could Help You Prepare for a Future Pandemic

When you think about pants-wettingly terrifying apocalyptic scenarios, the most horrifying might well be the worldwide plague. A deadly disease could spread around the planet at alarming speed, and kill most of the population before we even knew what was going on. Luckily, some of the best novels (and graphic novels)… » 6/28/12 4:00pm 6/28/12 4:00pm

Doomsday's Neil Marshall Explains Apocalypses Without Monsters

The Descent was one of our favorite horror movies of recent years, so we were automatically excited about director Neil Marshall's new movie, Doomsday. And that was before we found out Doomsday was going to be Mad to the Max. In Doomsday, the government walls off Scotland to contain a deadly plague... only to send a… » 3/10/08 12:07pm 3/10/08 12:07pm

Super-Rabies Turns LA Building Into Death Trap In Quarantined

Plagues are the new monsters. Just look at Quarantined, the movie Screen Gems just green-lighted about a reporter and her camera crew, trapped inside a building where a deadly new strain of rabies rages. It sounds very 28 Days Later, but also like a zoom-lens on the future of our overpopulated and psychotic global… » 11/12/07 8:00am 11/12/07 8:00am