Tagged: virus

Bacteriophage: the deadliest being on planet earth

A bacteriophage is a type of virus that infects bacteria. In fact, the word “bacteriophage” literally means “bacteria eater,” because bacteriophages destroy their host cells. All bacteriophages are composed of a nucleic acid molecule...

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus

John McAfee was employed as a programmer by NASA’s Institute for Space Studies in New York City from 1968 to 1970. From there he went to Univac as a software designer and later to...

Measles explained

Measles is a highly infectious illness caused by the rubeola virus. Also known as rubeola or morbilli, measles is an endemic disease, meaning it is continually present in a community, and many people develop...

1984 and the modern state of surveillance

Metaflix takes a look at George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece ‘1984‘ and how modern surveillance has gone far beyond even his most frightening predictions. Zero Days is a documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer...

Are GMOs good or bad?

In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as “transgenic” organisms. A gene from a spider that...

Scat with John McAfee

What is scat sex? It means you poop in someones’s mouth… Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee Is a documentary about the bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee – famed...

How viruses infect bacteria: a tale of a tail

To infect bacteria, most bacteriophages employ a ‘tail’ that stabs and pierces the bacterium’s membrane to allow the virus’s genetic material to pass through. The most sophisticated tails consist of a contractile sheath surrounding...