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NEJM Ebola Brief: What does it mean?

Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published an article entitled “Emergence of Zaire Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea – Preliminary Report”. The authors found that the strain of Zaire ebolavirus (ZEBOV) that is currently spreading throughout West Africa is significantly different from the ZEBOV strains that we’ve seen before in Gabon and the DRC… Different enough that it ought to be considered a totally different strain of ZEBOV – despite being the same species. 532 more words


summer is here

I like summer. I like warmer weather and sunshine and any excuse to go to the beach. The traffic in the city isn’t as bad because classes are over and a lot of the kids are in the province. 280 more words


Why Do I Need To Add Bacteria To My Pond?

While naturally-balanced ponds are low-maintenance, they may need a few products to support the health of an aquatic eco-system.  These “accessories for support” are the perfect non-chemical fits to complement the system. 134 more words

Treasure Valley Water Gardens

Marketing Technology Landscape (version 3)

Created January 2014 by Scott Brinker at http://chiefmartec.com/
947 different companies that provide software for marketers, organised into 43 categories across 6 major classes. In no way comprehensive and ‘inevitably out of date due to new launches, re-launches, expansions, exits, and mergers’ – but fascinating, nonetheless. 26 more words



While individual opinion may vary, some seeing bees as a nuisance with the potential to sting them, I think most understand their niche in the ecosystem as essential pollinators – without them we would be in trouble, big trouble. 180 more words

Nature? Wait what is it?

Lately I’ve been doing my assignments for university and have been bogged down in the amount of time needed to complete readings. However some of the things I have found interesting is how much all my assignments are starting to revolve around the terms “sustainability” or “nature” and even “biodiversity”. 116 more words

Making terrariums

It was a beautiful day out the other day and I decided to try my hand at making a terrarium. This is not something I’ve done before, so I read a few different websites on how to make them and used those as guidelines for making my own. 632 more words

Applications Of Science