Are Viruses Alive? Giant Discovery Suggests They're More Like Zombies

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

What the hell is that? Scientists ask this question every day when trying to work out how different living things are related to each other. The answers aren't easy or trivial. Biological affiliations are used not just to build a catalogue of life but also to understand how life has evolved into its many forms

Alligators Are Going To Cure Your Chest Infection, Not Antibiotics

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

On 2 June microbiologists will be discussing how crocodiles, frogs and snakes can help us fight infections. Antibiotics are of course, so 20th cen...

Deadly Viruses Found At Back Of Lab Fridge

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech

The National Institute of Health has had a tough year. After having initially discovered some long lost samples of Smallpox hiding in a Maryland lab t...

This Virus Literally Holds Your Phone To Ransom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Tech

Android malware is now coming right out and demanding money from its victims. Reports are emerging that so-called 'ransomware' is asking victims to...

Ancient Virus Frozen Under Siberia 'Revived' After 30,000 years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Tech

It sounds like the plot of a horror film... But it's almost certainly fine. Scientists have re-awoken an ancient virus which lay frozen in Siberian...

WATCH: TV News Was Terrified Of Computer Viruses In 1988

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Tech

Computer viruses are increasingly terrifying, with the capacity to destabilise entire nation states. But for some reason, they seemed much more ter...

10 Natural Ways To Prevent Cold And Flu

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With temperatures set to plummet this weekend and weather forecasters warning of snow, the nation's minds will shift to two things: a) how to avoid sl...

Microsoft: PCs Infected With Viruses Before They Reach Customers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Tech

UPDATE: The original version of this story states that PCs were being infected 'at the factory'. Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has clarified that th...

Apple Removes Claims Of Virus Immunity

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Tech

Apple has quietly removed a claim from its website that its computers do not get viruses. A recent wave of virus attacks against Macs, including th...

Deadly Tropical Mosquito 'Poised' To Invade Britain

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

A deadly mosquito that spreads tropical diseases including dengue fever is poised to invade the UK due to climate change, experts have warned. The ...

Iranian Oil Terminal Shutdown By Malware Attack

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Tech

Iran has had to close one of its major oil facilities after it was shutdown by malware virus attacks, according to reports. The BBC reports that I...

'Megavirus' Discovered Off Coast Of Chile In Ocean Trawl

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK

The world's largest virus has been discovered off the coast of Chile. The virus, known as Megavirus chilensis, is 10 to 20 times as wide as normal ...