The Baffling Viruses That Infect… Other Viruses

Start protecting yourself on the web at https://NordVPN.com/SCISHOW or use code SCISHOW and save 77%! Scientists have discovered viruses that infect viruses… virusception, if you will. Does this mean viruses qualify as life yet? Or are they still hanging out in the misfits drawer with sporks and Pluto? Hosted by: Hank Green Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ———- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ———- Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5127031/ https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07218.epdf https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/viruses-theyre-alive-and-they-can-i-2008-08-08/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4801854/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2798384/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/40486000.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A31769491a4d015f392dbd857efd3cd56 https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1743-422X-11-120 https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/the-origins-of-viruses-14398218 http://book.bionumbers.org/how-big-are-viruses/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452231717300234 https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/viruses-theyre-alive-and-they-can-i-2008-08-08/ Image…

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Start protecting yourself on the web at https://NordVPN.com/SCISHOW or use code SCISHOW and save 77%!

Scientists have discovered viruses that infect viruses… virusception, if you will. Does this mean viruses qualify as life yet? Or are they still hanging out in the misfits drawer with sporks and Pluto?

Hosted by: Hank Green

Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe!
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Sources:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5127031/
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07218.epdf
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/viruses-theyre-alive-and-they-can-i-2008-08-08/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4801854/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2798384/
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/40486000.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3A31769491a4d015f392dbd857efd3cd56
https://virologyj.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/1743-422X-11-120
https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/the-origins-of-viruses-14398218
http://book.bionumbers.org/how-big-are-viruses/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452231717300234
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/news-blog/viruses-theyre-alive-and-they-can-i-2008-08-08/

Image sources:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/water-tank-on-new-york-rooftop-gm684639908-125679429
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/tupanvirus-gm936418800-256175163
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mimivirus_svg.svg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/giant-viruses-gm859575536-142038425
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phage_lambda_virion.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_of_influenza_virus.jpg

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