Leading Scientist Warns "Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse" Could Signal "The End Of Modern Medicine" By 2050

Leading Scientist Warns "Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse" Could Signal "The End Of Modern Medicine" By 2050

A top scientist has called for a global effort to stop the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, warning that if we don’t act now 10 million people could die a year from drug-resistant diseases. Professor Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, has warned that without swift global action we could see the “end of modern medicine” as our…

"Quantum Dot" Antibiotics Could Win The War On Superbugs

"Quantum Dot" Antibiotics Could Win The War On Superbugs

Antibiotic resistance – brought about by over-prescription of the wonder drugs in health services and agriculture – is a global emergency with the potential to kill millions. Although one hopes that the tide will turn back in our favor, scientists are nevertheless scrambling to find alternative superbug-killing methods just in case this grim future is…

What On Earth Is In The Smallpox Vaccine?

What On Earth Is In The Smallpox Vaccine?

Vaccines have saved millions, if not billions, of human lives over the last two centuries. The smallpox vaccine was the first of such weapons in our medical arsenal, and while its success is undeniable, its composition has puzzled medical researchers for decades. The virus in the vaccine was supposed to be cowpox, a relative of…

The Word "Allah" Has Been Found Written In Arabic Script On Ancient Viking Clothing

The Word "Allah" Has Been Found Written In Arabic Script On Ancient Viking Clothing

Vikings were known to pillage and roam, so it’s not all that surprising that they came into contact and traded with peoples from across Europe and parts of Western Asia. What is a little more baffling is the Arabic writing recently identified on 9th- and 10th-century burial costumes discovered in Scandinavia.   Extraordinarily, the textile fragments were found…