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The Martian Interviews - Jack Stave

This interview was conducted on 14 May 2178 at the Starfield Café, Harumichi Station, with Jack Stave. Captain Stave is in the Merchant Marine, under contract with the Department of Defence, Extraplanetary Division. 1,504 more words


July 18, 1911: Death by Cholera in the U.S.; 1908: Irrigating the Nile Valley

July 18, 1911:  Cholera Kills Boy; Eighth Death Here. New York Times Headline. “The sixth death from cholera since the arrival in this port from Naples of the steamship… 650 more words


Cave Rescue: The Dangerous Diseases Lurking Underground

Doctors have placed the Thai cave boys in quarantine due to the infectious organisms they may have faced underground. So, which diseases could they have been exposed to, and how serious are they? 1,362 more words

US News

When you can't get macOS to forget

In case you haven’t realised it yet, the greatest skill in memory is not the remembering, but knowing what to forget. And that’s something that macOS is useless at. 747 more words


Prawn white spot virus, and how we tracked down its source in Asia

The Conversation 3 July 2018

This week Four Corners aired Outbreak – an investigation into alleged “quarantine failures putting the Australian economy at risk”.

The story in part reviewed how a pathogen known as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) had decimated prawn farms located along the Logan River in Queensland. 103 more words


Flash Fiction: Trapped

I am caught like a fly in a trap.

I am caught like a fly in a trap.

Immobilized completely, quarantined in darkness and… 83 more words

Flash Fiction

Weekend Writing Prompt #61 - Quarantine

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend, hosted by Sammi Cox.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.   112 more words