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Field Notes: Life on Monkey Island

I’m finally back after a summer field season studying monkeys in Japan!

My research was conducted on Koshima Island, the birthplace of Japanese Primatology and home to a population of almost 100 Japanese macaques. 623 more words


Parasite, by Mira Grant

Parasite by Mira Grant
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Sapient tapeworms. Five hundred pages of bloviating about sapient tapeworms. That is all.

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'Horrific' parasite identified in US

‘Will cause widespread devastation if allowed to flourish’

By Steph Aurious, Medical Correspondent

What has been described as ‘one of the most vile and disgusting parasites known to man’ has been identified in the United States. 330 more words


Salvatore Ambulando's Detritus: Finger Food

Another very short piece for Salvatore Ambulando’s Detritus.

I think that sometimes, when writing science fiction, it is not so important that you have the technical expertise to understand possible future technologies, or even modern ones. 395 more words


Here's why Turing Pharmaceuticals says 5,000% price bump is necessary

Turing Pharmaceuticals and its CEO Martin Shkreli were the subject of significant criticism on Monday after the company boosted the price of the toxoplasmosis treatment Daraprim… 484 more words


The Research Project, Week Twenty Three, Minnesota Moose Malaise

This week we feature research done by someone I actually know. Trevor Vannatta, whose parents are members of my church, is trying to figure out why… 181 more words

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