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Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry: fieldwork, day 15

Back at 9pm after difficult day sampling. I began at 10am, spending a couple of hours going over my points over the next two days and planning routes. 317 more words

Sushi Lover; but Pregnant?

So the biggest downfall for me is that I can’t eat anything raw… right now.

Right now because I am sure that once I do the Toxoplasmosis test I will be positive. 386 more words

Triumph of the Rootheads: Gouldian thoughts on Parasitism

Stephen Jay Gould’s essay ‘Truimph of the Rootheads’ is some of the best stuff I’ve read on parasitism. To understand parasitism requires an understanding of evolution, that appreciates the fact that using the term ‘evolved’ in a superlative, linear sense (what he calls ‘culture’s focal misunderstanding of evolution’) is a falsehood, and often in the natural world, adaptation, over long periods of time leads to apparent simplification, in morphological terms at least (life cycles are another matter). 521 more words

Parasite Fable

Parasite’ is the debut EP from rising star Fable.

Its three tracks – ‘Stranger In My Head’, ‘Fragile’ and ‘ 219 more words

Neil Mach

How do parasites affect tadpole behavior?

Like I said last week, I saw a cool talk at ESA about tadpole behavior and trematode parasites.  And since I liked it, I thought that YOU might like it, too! 219 more words


Containing Contagions

Our world is filled with many health scares. While many diseases are treatable, a few remain unresolved and are fatal. In Malaysia, we are currently dealing with outbreaks of VHF (Viral Haemorrhagic Fever) diseases like Dengue and Ebola. 1,103 more words

2 Chicks


 noun \ˈgrēd\

: a selfish desire to have more of something than you need


I was sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops reading  475 more words