Category Archive: The Laptev Virus

Out of this World!

Have you heard about the recent discovery of seven earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a nearby star? The star is a dim one, but it’s only about 40 light years away, which makes it practically part of our neighborhood. What’s more, the planets seem to be made of rock (vs gas), and three of them are in …

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Yet another pathogen found in the melting permafrost of Siberia

NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff reported in the news this morning that “an outbreak in Russia is thought to be a result of thawing permafrost.” This time it is a bacterial strain called Anthrax. You may remember that this microbial bad guy was also associated with postal terrorism around the time of 9/11, in which several people …

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The Laptev Virus is a Winner!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Laptev Virus is a winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award! It sold a thousand copies in the first 3 months of publication and is still going strong! Please help me spread the news by recommending The Laptev Virus  to your friends, family and colleagues. And don’t forget that …

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Laptev is Live!

(I mean the book, not the virus!) In case you’ve missed it, THE LAPTEV VIRUS is now available in two different formats: Kindle (99 cents) and paperback. In my last blogpost I gave you a sneak peek of the first chapter and I hope you’re ready to read the rest now. When you finish, I …

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What is a Megavirus?

In the last decade, scientists have discovered viruses that are much larger than any viruses ever known before. They are called Megaviruses, or more correctly, Megaviridae. They are being discovered in remote parts of the planet, such as very deep in the ocean or tucked under thousands of years of ice, up in Siberia. In …

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