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Biggest-Ever Virus Revived From Stone Age Permafrost, VIDEO
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, viruses, giant virus, Stone Age, permafrost, VIDEO )

Beatrice
- 168 days ago - newscientist.com
As if there weren't enough problems with thawing tundra. A virus of unprecedented size has been isolated from Russian permafrost 30,000 years old and reactivated. Dubbed a pithovirus after the Greek pithos, meaning a large earthenware jar
Here You Have/Just for You/Here It Is
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, emails, viruses, malicious )

Beatrice
- 1327 days ago - snopes.com
If you receive an email with any of these in the subject line Here you have/just for you/Here it is please delete these emails immediately. Don't open them or click on any of the links or attachments. You should watch out for these malicious emails both o
Lakes of Antarctica Isolated for Millions of Years Discovered With New, Unknown Viruses
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, investigation, discovery, antarctica, viruses, environment, ancient )

Beatrice
- 1744 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Like a modern, micro version of The Thing, Antarctica's icy lakes have been discovered to house a surprisingly diverse community of viruses, including some that were previously unidentified. The finding could shed light on whether microbial life evolved
Researchers: Conficker All About Money
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, Conflicker, Worms, Viruses, computers, crime, investigation, research )

Dee
- 1958 days ago - cbsnews.com
The Conficker worm that has infected millions of Windows-based computers will likely be used to send spam and steal data much like one of the nastiest botnets on the Internet does, researchers said on Thursday after finding links between the two worms.
The Global Viral Forecasting Initiative: Keeping New Diseases at Bay
Science & Tech  (tags: viruses, pandemics, bushmeat, blood, disease, HIV, Ebola. Africa, Nathan Wolfe )

RC
- 2130 days ago - nytimes.com
Dr. Nathan Wolfe & his team devote their time trying to identify & contain potential pandemics before they can wreak worldwide havoc. He's examining primate-to-human & other animal transmissions, because 60% of new human pathogens originate in animals.
Hack Attack on Tibet Groups Could Hint at China's Anti-U.S. Tactic
Science & Tech  (tags: hacking, trojans, viruses, email )

Jan
- 2314 days ago - popularmechanics.com
Meanwhile, a quieter online conflict has come into focus, with Tibetan rights groups saying they are facing a growing number of digital attacks--even more than when protests first escalated.
Accidents at Disease Lab Acknowledged
Science & Tech  (tags: Foot and Mouth Disease, Lab Accidents, Viruses, Livestock )

Jan
- 2318 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The only U.S. facility allowed to research the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease experienced several accidents with the feared virus, the Bush administration acknowledged Friday.
Spit Tests May Soon Replace Many Blood Tests Thanks to Proteomics
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, humans, health, study, treatment, Biomedical, Biotechnology, Viruses, technology )

J.
- 2339 days ago - urmc.rochester.edu
One day soon patients may spit in a cup,instead of bracing for a needle prick,when being tested for cancer,heart disease or diabetes. Replacing blood draws with saliva tests promises to make disease diagnosis less invasive and costly.
Some Viruses Come Pre-Installed
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, computers, viruses )

Isabel
- 2350 days ago - livescience.com
From iPods to navigation systems, some of today's hottest gadgets are landing on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory -- pre-installed viruses that steal passwords, open doors for hackers and make computers spew spam.
Viruses Store and Deliver Keys to Evolution
Science & Tech  (tags: science, viruses, evolution )

Isabel
- 2352 days ago - livescience.com
Like tiny mail-carriers, viruses are able to carry packages of genes around the world, delivering the keys of evolution to other organisms.
Passing Computer Viruses
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, computers, viruses, safety, digital, USB )


- 2374 days ago - nydailynews.com
Consumers are unintentionally passing viruses to their own computers when they connect digital photo frames and similar devices.
Revolutionary Laser Technique Destroys Viruses And Bacteria Without Damaging Human Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: laser, viruses, bacteria, human cells, technology )

Eduardo
- 2483 days ago - ccnmag.com
Physicists in Arizona State University have designed a revolutionary laser technique which can destroy viruses and bacteria such as AIDS without damaging human cells and may also help reduce the spread of hospital infections such as MRSA.
Hackers Used to Be Content to Scramble Your Computer -- Now They Want to Mess Up Your Life
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, internet, viruses, hackers, technology )

Linda
- 2526 days ago - canada.com
Viruses used to just be bad for your computer. Not anymore. They now are after you personally, using your Internet browser to get to your personal information or lure you to a fraudulent phishing site, for illicit financial gain.
   

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