The other day I dragged Spouse to see the new zombie movie, Warm Bodies. By now, he is used to my bad eclectic taste in tv and movies. The movie is about a world in which most people are zombies due to some kind of infectious process. After being zombies for a while, zombies become […]
Every day your body is in contact with thousands of bugs – bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. They coat your skin, line your intestinal tract and are inhaled with every breath. In fact your body is more bug than human. Some estimates are that for every human cell in your body, there are 10 bacterial […]
Hello, my name is Rebecca Tirabassi and I have herpes. And I don’t mean it is hiding out in my body, I mean I am currently having an outbreak. I woke up this morning and I have a big old cold sore front and center on my top lip. Herpesviruses are cowards really. They like […]
I love the sound of this virus. If you draw it out when you say it, Mohhhllusscum Contagioooosum, it sounds like a spell used in Harry Potter. With a flick of the wrist and a swish of the wand, your opponent’s body will erupt in snails. But why am I babbling on about this? Number […]
This is the second post in a series about vaccination. In the first post I explained why I believe in global vaccination. In this post I describe several common myths about vaccines that may prevent people from vaccinating their children. 1) Vaccines cause autism. As mentioned in my other post, no link between autism and […]
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I'm a displaced scientist looking for the science in raising kids and starting a farm.