They still get sick and die; they just can't spread the disease
Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.
After months of controversy, second bird flu recipe finally published
Scientists have succeed in replicating flu pandemic antibodies from 90 year old survivors
As fear of another massive influenza breakout grows, we parse the candidates' records on bioterrorism and more
Virologists are ending their worldwide bird-flu research hiatus, but they need approval from U.S. funding agencies.
This is the first time scientists have seen a human with an N8 flu.
H6N1 bird flu has been identified in a woman in Taiwan.
A bold plan to immunize every American against bird fluâ€”in four weeks
After a week of swine flu hysteria, PopSci.com takes a look back at the history of pandemic flu
The deadly H7N9 has advanced beyond mainland China.
A gene chip spots nasty strains of bird flu in hours instead of days
The controversial studies are meant to help predict what the virus will do next.
Mexico returns to normal while other countries grapple with the spread of the disease. Plus, a flu blog roundup
The H7N9 avian flu virus outbreak in China has already killed 11 people. Here's what's up with it.
Emerging viruses: Scientists scramble to find the natural hosts before they spawn another outbreak.
H1N1's family tree, the first analysis of the virus, and safety tips from a guy in a gorilla costume
Here's what you should know about genetically engineered meat.
Is some research so dangerous it shouldn't be done at all?
FDA wants to make this official and recently asked to know more
The Doc plays private dick for a day and stumbles upon the secret of that deadly virus
A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference
A new study shows the way to prevent symptoms that make influenza our country's biggest killer
It was a busy weekend for public health officials
A new drug could foil any outbreak
A roundup of the data visualizations and illustrations that best conveyed the year in science
The penguins don't appear to be sickened.
The free software from Google gives scientists a new world view
The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
Cancer-killing nanoparticles, fat-fighting nucleic acids and more breakthroughs set to transform health care
If 5,000 birds die in a forest and no one is around to find them, does it still become a media sensation?
Newsworthy eye candy
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus is rare in America but a dynamic between birds and mosquitoes may make it more common.
The treadmill works out your brain, too.
We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure
A primer to the next population-threatening pandemic
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Research on deadly germs is booming, and so are safety slipups. How worried should you be?
It's 3 AM, that phone is ringing; will their records back their claims?
We put their final Science Debate 2008 answers up against their records
Dr. Rat will sniff you now
This is the first time scientists have kept a DNA sequence secret because of terrorism concerns.
For some reason, people are stealing English ferrets, which are used to hunt rabbits.
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity
The state of diarrhea-preventing goat milk, flu-resistant poultry, and cleaner pigs.
Researchers find troublesome influenza viruses close to home.
Science headlines in 2004
Researchers have revealed the Heartland Virus is Widespread in America
His skills as a string theorist helped him trace swine flu back to swine and revealed the source of a mysterious salmon plague
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
The Big Question: How many people will it infect this year?
An illustrated explanation of why the world's most obnoxious virus at least doesn't stick around all year.
As the CDC announces the first U.S. death from the swine flu, media outlets wrestle with how to cover the outbreak
Winter is coming.
Influenza viruses kill up to 646,000 people worldwide every year.
A half-decade study to track the flu's travels could lead to better vaccines
Travel and gathering restrictions follow on the heels of disease spread
Keep calm, and keep washing your hands
A nuclear reactor leak, decoded dinosaur proteins, and swine flu?! The news gods have smiled on this blogger
While the virus appears less deadly than originally thought, swine flu continues to spread
Also, human trials on H1N1 vaccine to start, worries about countries hoarding vaccine, and other influenza news
The flu was clearly on our editors' minds, but they seemed to have left the more straightforward reporting to other outlets.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
When vaccine shortages strike, a way to use small amounts more efficiently may be the answer
New tobacco that produces flu vaccines could rescue the plant's reputation
The flu knows how long it has to invade our cells and spread to other humans. So new treatments could fight the virus by resetting its clock.
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
A cautionary tale about the limitations of big data
A new genetic study finds just how closely related human and pig flu viruses were during a 2012 outbreak.
Deja-vu all over again?
Solving the mysteries of the universe
Packets of fizzy vitamins: 1. Flu: 0
A new paper suggests doctors and paramedics are not the only people who need immediate treatment in the case of pandemic flu; and acting as such may put society in grave danger
Mexico closes schools, talks about closing public transportation, US starts making vaccine
How do you tell if a flu is dangerous enough to bring down the Olympics? Map diseases in real-time, throughout the entire country
Just make sure your sweat levels are optimal.
Investigating diseases of prehistory
The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.
Opponents fear the research could trigger a lethal outbreak.
How scientists re-created ultra-lethal influenza