View Full Version : It Came From The Lab!!

Dr Mordrid
24th January 2007, 17:22
PopSci article.... (http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/b142d534cba30110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html)

The Scariest Ideas in Science

Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie—it's today's scientists at their most daring

Maybe we saw The Andromeda Strain a few too many times in our formative years, but we can’t help shivering when we hear about microbiologists reanimating long-dormant lethal viruses. And those biologists working to make human limbs grow back: Haven’t we seen that film? Don’t the guys in lab coats all die in the first reel? They may sound cinematic, but the incredible research projects on the following pages are not imaginary. They’re real, funded ventures by respected scientists. They have perfectly rational goals. They also happen to creep us out.