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Sharp rise in MERS cases, many human spread, has world health experts concerned

The World Health Organization is expressing concern about the recent sharp rise in MERS cases in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The organization is particularly worried about what it calls two significant outbreaks in health-care facilities. 281 more words


MERS Visualization

When I started curating data for this visualization, I had very little understanding of what MERS-CoV was. Needless to say, that’s changed! In part, due to database building – but mostly thanks to the patience of a few very kind, admirable, and generous scientists I’ve been lucky enough to connect with via Twitter. 45 more words


The Bank of Facebook

Ever feel as if Facebook is taking over our lives? We use the social media website to publicize photos from memorable moments of our lives, rant about our deepest emotions and affirm our social bonds with likes and hashtags. 802 more words


Between Permeable and Sealed Borders: The Trans-Arabian Pipeline and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Asher Kaufman – International Journal of Middle East Studies (Spring ‘14)

In a region as divided as the Middle East, it is interesting to see how the building and maintenance of pipelines can function to tie countries together. 501 more words

Saudi Arabia

There's no place like home part two

There’s no place like home part two

So Saudi Arabia… was awesome-amazingly-beautiful-historic- and all other positive words you can think of..
of course we had our ups and downs when we were there … like water cuts.  657 more words

Saturday Night Fever in Scotland

Every time I return to the Philippines, I flip through my parents’ photo albums. In the early years of their marriage, they traveled the world… 558 more words