This post originally appears on Neon Dystopia. Biosurveillance is the process of tracking medical and health data for clues about a possible health event like an outbreak.… Read more “Digital Health: COVID-19 And The Rise Of Biosurveillance”
While the Zika virus has been around since its discovery in 1947, we’ve seen an unexplained spike in both prevalence and virulence over the past six months that… Read more “Zika Virus and Genetic Engineering: Why It Matters”
Evil spirits are like viruses. Invisible to the naked eye. Contagious. And in a certain set of circumstances, deadly. In fact, we can learn a lot about evil from virology.
Abraham is an elderly male presenting with symptoms of acute psychosis. Physical exam, taken upon admittance, is normal. Psychiatric evaluation shows severe mental and behavioral distortion. Below… Read more “Faith or Psychosis? A Case Study”
According to NASA, dead zones in the ocean have “grown explosively in the past half-century.” A marine dead zone results when an area of the ocean is… Read more “blood of a dead man”
A volcano in Iceland spews ash in what analysts initially said was the worst disruption of air travel since 9/11. As the days go on, it has… Read more “got your attention?”