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Health & Fitness | Health News

New chemical compound 'stops common cold in its tracks'

Scientists working on human cells in a dish find new way to tackle rhinovirus – though a cure is a long way off

Health & Fitness | Health

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day - The New York Times

Viruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and ecosystems.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Don't Look Up: 'Astonishing Number' Of Viruses Float Down On Us From The Sky

"Fresh air" may not be so fresh after all. A new study finds that millions of viruses and bacteria are swept into the atmosphere and travel long distances before eventually falling back down to earth. 

Health & Fitness | Health News

Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report. The study offers the first reliable method for tracing viral evolution back to a time when neither viruses nor c

News | Interesting Stories

Frankenvirus emerges from Siberia's frozen wasteland

Scientists said they will reanimate a 30,000-year-old giant virus unearthed in the frozen wastelands of Siberia, and warned climate change may awaken dangerous microscopic pathogens. Reporting this week in the flagship journal of the US N

Sports | My Sporting News

Olympic Teams to Swim, Boat in Dangerously Contaminated Rio Waters

An analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues in Rio.