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As with many other important scientific discoveries, the existence of giant viruses was discovered purely by accident.

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Ganges water, believed by many to be self-cleansing and have healing powers, has demonstrated the ability to kill bacteria.

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This tiny microbe can survive in extreme conditions including a lack of nutrients, variations in pH, drought, and high temperatures. It can even live in a vacuum!

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Cancer is linked with genetics and genetics is linked to heredity, which is why some people assume that all cancers are inherited. But the truth is, only about 10 percent of cancers are hereditary.

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Has anyone ever told you that hookah smoking is safer than cigarette smoking? Well, I hear that quite often from my friends. But, they are incorrect. In fact, hookah smoking can be even more harmful than cigarette smoking.

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Yes! Timothy Ray Brown is cured of the human immunodeficiency virus, more commonly known as HIV. This is the first and only reported case in medical history where someone has been cured of this retrovirus.

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