Foul Play: How Government Officials May Be Making the Worst Bird Flu in History Even More Catastrophic

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Bird flu

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from the government officials. First, the backstory, in case you haven’t heard. The United States is in the midst of the largest outbreak of Midwest bird flu yet and it has affected 14 states. Three of those… Read more »

The Little Thing in Your Pantry That Could Kill You

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Canned food

A spoonful of the stuff may be enough to kill 100,000 people Ever hear of a little bacterium-caused illness known as botulism? It’s a serious condition often caused by consuming improperly stored or preserved food. Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium’s name, and it just loves spoiling the party—literally. Botulinum will munch on exposed food and… Read more »

Warning: The First “Zombie” is Diagnosed. How Fast Will It Spread?

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On Thursday morning, a patient is brought into the emergency room, complaining of severe headache, heart palpitations and sweating. The doctors run tests, but are unable to make a diagnosis. Within a few hours, the patient’s behavior becomes wild and strange. Drug screening comes up negative. Breathing slows and becomes erratic, and the patient’s eyes… Read more »

The Quiet March of Robots

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Coffee Robot

When modern technology threatens our health and our independence. One of my youngest child’s favorite commercials is for the Tassimo coffee brewer. The coffee machine looks like a cute transformer robot, ready to serve. It is, in essence, sort of what it portrays: a robot that can brew your coffee for you with the touch of… Read more »