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D. Carleton Gajdusek and Kuru in New Guinea

By John Rees

A new archival collection, The D. Carleton Gajdusek Papers, 1918–2000, is now available at the National Library of Medicine for those interested in virology and the ethnography and anthropology of Melanesia and Micronesia. 1,161 more words


The Rhythm of Botswana

The KhoiKhoi of the Kalahari Desert to this day still hold steadfast to their culture. The Healing Dance or Tsutsube is a sight to behold. Their mecca used be at Kuru Dance Festival near D’Kaar.  37 more words

You Won't Believe How My Family And I Managed To Get Through The Recession

I was born and raised in Smithers, a small, isolated town of about 5,000 people in central British Columbia. I lived in an old bungalow with my parents and three older brothers. 1,202 more words

NORD01: White Noise Sessions Volume 1

White Noise Studio: a small and cosy studio in the heart of rural Winterswijk in the east of The Netherlands. Also the go-to place for heavy and experimental bands and musicians from all over the world. 42 more words

Norwegianism Records

January Microadventure - 24 Hour Ski Race

This is my first of twelve microadventures. If you don’t know what a microadventure is or why I am doing one every month this year, head to my previous… 727 more words


The smallest infectious particle


It is a beautiful spring day and I plan to spend it with mom hiking the trails of the Pocono mountains.  Even though she is pushing 70, mom is still very active and can sometimes outlast me.  856 more words


Special uses of the Japanese verb 来る (kuru), "to come"

The Japanese verb 来る (‘kuru’) is often one of the first verbs learned by Japanese students, not just because it is easy to understand but also because it is used somewhat frequently, in both it’s simple form and in a few special usages. 644 more words