Google is commemorating the achievements of the scientist Julius Richard Petri today with a Google Doodle that shows his invention - the Petri dish - in action.
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Monday 15 June 2009
A tiny purple bug discovered three kilometres under Greenland ice has been reawakened from a slumber lasting more than 100,000 years.
Monday 15 June 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
A warning about the dangers of eating raw or lightly cooked seafood was issued today after cholera bugs were found in Norwegian mussels.
Your Questions: 'My cat has turned into a crazy feline and attacks my ankles every time I walk past'
Saturday 14 February 2009
Q. I have a six-month-old, female, British short-haired cat. We had been getting along just fine, but recently she's turned into a crazy feline. Nearly every time I walk past her she attacks my ankles. I don't know what do to. Any suggestions? Steven, via e-mail
Wednesday 07 January 2009
A baby has died and six others were in isolation last night after an infection broke out in a hospital's neonatal unit.
Tuesday 06 January 2009
One baby has died and six others were in an isolation ward tonight after a bug hit a hospital's neo-natal unit.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
As obvious targets for extortion scams go, the humble city-centre cafe would not seem to be the most likely choice for con artists.
Sunday 21 December 2008
In the month leading up to the 25th of December, a woman who lived the first half of her life in tropical Saigon – and who happens to be my mother – will drag a purchased fir tree into her cosy California home, where winter weather means a millimetre of morning frost on the windows that disappears by 9am.
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Wednesday 15 October 2008
In matters of personal hygiene, it is men who are viewed as the grimy sex while women strive to keep them scrubbed. But a survey has revealed that female cleanliness is a myth. Women were up to three times more likely to have dirty hands than men.
Thursday 07 August 2008
Food safety experts were last night trying to trace the source of an outbreak of a new strain of salmonella that has spread throughout the British Isles.
Wednesday 06 August 2008
US Army scientist Bruce Ivins had sole custody of highly purified anthrax spores with "certain genetic mutations identical" to the poison that killed five people and rattled America in 2001, according to documents unsealed today in the government's investigation.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which can form highly resistant spores that can lie dormant in the soil for many decades. It has been extensively investigated as a potential biological weapon by Britain, America, Iraq and the former Soviet Union, although it has never been used in open warfare.
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