By Daniel Dockery Published: December 10th, 2016
The mummy of a child discovered in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church harbors the oldest sample found to date of the virus that causes smallpox, a new report said.
Parents know that kids say the darndest things. And this U.K. mom wants to remember all the magic. Since May, Lisa Brazier aka “Mummy Piggles” has been posting photos of her daughters on Instagram ? with some of their funniest quotes in the captions. Show More Summary
DNA from a mummy buried under a church yields new insights about the contagious and often fatal disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE: DNA From 17th Century Mummy Of A Child From Lithuania May Rewrite History Of Smallpox. The researchers captured, sequenced, and completely reconstructed the smallpox DNA and then compared the strain to those from modern samples dating between 1940 and 1977, when the last known case of the disease occurred in Somalia. The findings […]
This seems to be the week for trailers, doesn’t it? We kicked off with The Mummy reboot, suffered through Transformers: The Last Knight, high-fived over the return of Spider-Man, and just this morning got chills over the The War of the Planet of the Apes. To wrap the week, or begin again next week, Universal Pictures is giving us a […]
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Smallpox has, without question, brought great devastation, but a recent study of a 17th century Lithuanian mummy carrying the disease causing variola virus may rewrite the history of how long its reign of terror ensued. Though it has...Show More Summary
There’s only room for one Apocalypse at a time.
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman's version of the classic Universal monster. The Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we're used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men. Days of Future Past. More »
DNA from a mummy buried under a church indicates the contagious and sometimes fatal disease may have struck much later than previously thought.
The titular movie monster in Universal’s reboot of The Mummy is already drastically different than any previous incarnation because this is the first time the undead terror has been played by a woman. Sofia Boutella is the monster at the center of the movie, however, the original plan wasn’t going to be all that innovative. Show More Summary
Director Alex Kurtzman had to go back to the drawing board after seeing the 2014 X-Men movie. The post X-Men: Days of Future Past Had A Major Impact On The Mummy appeared first on CBR.com.
The oldest genetic sample of smallpox ever studied could rewrite the timeline for this deadly disease, which ravaged Europe and much of the world beginning in the eighteenth century. Using tissue samples taken from the mummy of a Lithuanian child...Show More Summary
(Cell Press) A child mummy from the 17th century, found in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church, was discovered to harbor the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox. Researchers who sequenced the virus say it...Show More Summary
There are two interesting changes apparent in Alex Kurtzman’s version of the classic Universal monster: the Mummy is a woman, and the character has a much darker-looking design than what we’re used to. The reason for a lot of that, apparently, is because of what Apocalypse looked like in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Read more...
The hidden secrets of Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped and reconstructed for the first time using cutting-edge scanning technology in a joint British-Australian exhibition.
Tom Cruise’s ex-wife Nicole Kidman is reportedly writing her autobiography. Her untitled memoir will allegedly reveal all the secrets about the Church of Scientology and her married life with the Mummy star. Tom and Nicole’s romance blossomed on the set of their film Days of Thunder. Show More Summary
Director Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy is definitely taking the classic Universal Monster franchise in directions it's never gone, but one of those changes was directly inspired by X-Men: Days of Future Past.