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Ghost Plant aka Indian Pipe

Hushed hallow ghost,
Modest in thy post.
First flower I’d seen,
Lacking hints of green.

I took this for a funghi at first glance but the corpse plant/ghost plant/indian pipe is a true flower merely lacking in chlorophyll. 342 more words


Understanding the lifecycle of the causative agent of backpackers disease Giardia lamblia

Join us on September 1st for the next talk in our La Jolla Riford Library Citizen Science Lecture Series to learn about Giardia lamblia,  the major cause of worldwide waterborne diarrhea.   59 more words


A House Of Many Doors Is An Upcoming Exploration RPG Headed to Kickstarter

A House of Many Doors is a new game by indie microstudio Pixel Trickery. It’s a 2D exploration RPG which takes inspiration from Sunless Sea, FTL and Planescape: Torment. 266 more words


Be One…My Blastocystis Blues

This post is not about my boy, it’s about his mum…me, and some of the terrifying struggles i’ve been facing lately. Instead of just banging on about it in the same old fashion, I thought i’d write a blues song about it. 1,323 more words

Blastocystis Hominis

D. D.

The D.D. in the title stands for dense dodder, but you don’t have to be dense to wonder what sort of strange thing dodder is: it’s the common name for any of various species that make up the genus… 124 more words


Mutant Lice Are Probably Coming! But First, the Hype

Head lice are a lousy part of the school year or summer vacation for an estimated 6 to 12 million children in the United States every year. 1,347 more words