9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

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Oct 242014
 
9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

Humans have been battling viruses since before our species had even evolved into its modern form. For some viral diseases, vaccines and antiviral drugs have allowed us to keep infections from spreading widely, and have helped sick people recover. For one disease — smallpox — we’ve been able to eradicate it, ridding the world of new cases. But as the Ebola outbreak now devastating West Africa demonstrates, we’re a long way from winning the fight against viruses. The strain that is driving the current epidemic, […]

Let’s Know About Mysteries of the First Humans

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Jun 252014
 
Let's Know About Mysteries of the First Humans

Humans are unique among life on this planet, and much remains a mystery as to how we evolved. What steps came first? Why did we evolve this way and not that direction? Why are we the only human species left? What other paths might we have gone down in our evolution? And what directions might we go from here? Why did we grow large brains? There is no question that our large brains have provided humans an extraordinary advantage in the world. Still, the human […]

9 Real Ways Earth Could End

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Apr 042014
 
9 Real Ways Earth Could End

Catastrophic climate change and hostile aliens routinely play prominent roles in Hollywood visions of apocalyptic endings to humanity’s stint on planet Earth. In fact, from the 1950s “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to the 1960s “Planet of the Apes” to more recent apocalyptic flicks like “The Day After Tomorrow,” and “After Earth,” doomsday has been explored plenty in fiction. But although these blockbusters may be pure fantasy, many scientists are worried about other perilous scenarios — some of which are even scarier than anything […]