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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Too unpleasant for most of the public to contemplate: The Political Stupidity of the 19th Century

The medical series, House, M.D. makes excellent television for many interested in the health field. As the foundation of the diagnostics department, Dr Greg House uses his exceptional knowledge of medicine, infectious and chronic diseases, and even aspects of psychology to unravel the causes of his patient’s illness. Few hospitals actually have departments of diagnostic …

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