Avoid the Reservoir (Even if you Like the Water).

When most people speak of reservoirs, they are discussing impoundments or collections of water, usually kept behind a dam that spans a river or valley. Most generally these reservoirs serve a host of purposes including flood control, drought protection, recreation, municipal water supply, hydropower, and industrial. While environmental scientists are interested in this type of …

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Ebola, Hanta, and Marburg..But don’t Panic. Yet.

The Internet has been flooded of late with information (and significant misinformation) about Ebola. The most popular search term on Google is now “Ebola” (recently it was “Twerking”). But with all the information available, much of it offered up by non-scientists and armchair-experts, how does the average person sift the facts from what is essentially …

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The Myth of “Natural Immunity” and why Vaccines are still Critical

During the last three months of pregnancy, antibodies from the mother are passed to her unborn baby through the placenta. This is known as passive immunity, because the baby has been given antibodies rather than making them itself. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces that help protect the body against invasions by bacteria …

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