Ah, spring. It is the best of times, it is the worst of mosquitoes. It is the season of light, it is the season of disease. While Dickens described the French Reign of Terror, we will discuss the mosquito Reign of Terror organizing in your backyard. Every good story needs an antagonist. Ours is the Continue Reading
The Ancient Roman Calendar Consisted of Ten Months If the words September, October, November, and December have ever triggered the numbers 7, 8, 9, and 10 in your head, they do so with good reason. The ancient Romans divided the year into ten months with a month-less winter period at the end where the astronomers Continue Reading
In the last post, we introduced the six criteria air pollutants. In this installment, we delve deeper into their malicious nature, and the damage they can do to life and property.
Have you noticed some days there seems to be a “haze” in the air? Does it seem harder to breathe on those days? Ever wondered what exactly you inhale into your lungs with each breath? This series on criteria air pollutants intends to provide these answers. Here, the bios and roles played by each will Continue Reading
A closer look at Predictive Values When waging war and winning battles, successful generals consider timing a critical factor. Shall we move at dawn or wait till their supplies run lower? Few empires have witnessed the consistent military success as Rome. For roughly one thousand years, they expanded their empire, obliterated their enemies, and reigned Continue Reading
A new type of infection first described in Australia in 1930 is in the news again. Known by many names, including Buruli ulcer, Barnsdale ulcer and Mossman ulcer, infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans causes severe, debilitating ulcers of the skin and soft tissue. This bacterium is in the same genus as tuberculosis and leprosy. Reports show Continue Reading