Author: mike

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Highest Bidder Wins

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up in the hands of...

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Infertile Crescent

That on the two parallel banks of the Tigris and of the Euphrates bad weeds should grow, that no one should set out on the road, that no one should seek out the highway,...

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Never Being Kissed

Villagers don’t kiss anymore in a corner of Democratic Republic of Congo hit by the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus.People began falling ill in April in Kampungu, Western Kasai province, centre of an...

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Let Them Eat Pelagibacter

We are running out of fish to eat, so apparently we will have to begin harvesting other oceanic biomass sources. I suggest going right to the source and figuring out how to turn Pelagibacter...

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Nifty!

Piclens, a browser plugin, turns any page of thumbnails (such as Google’s Image Search) into a full-screen slideshow with a Flickr style. This is easily the coolest thing I have seen for a browser...

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Dr What?

(Short) White coat in hand, I am now, apparently a “junior member of the medical profession”. Which at this stage seems to mean that I should try to refrain from freaking in random bars...

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Phlebotomised!

Post-pre-med, day 4 has come and gone. Tuesday was administrivia for the most part, Wednesday was more of the same with some explanations of faculty structure and an intro to the surprisingly secure medical...

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Post-Pre-Med, Day 1

Today was the first day of the “pre-term” session, which mainly consists of starting by telling everyone how wonderful they are to be becoming doctors and to have been selected and all that stuff,...