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When a Man is Struck by a Bolt of Lightning…

Photo: Craig O’Neal A 14 ft sailing boat rolls with the waves several miles from the harbor of Anchorage, Alaska on a late summer afternoon. The crew are pulling down sails, rolling up rigging and battening down hatches as fast as they can. Even so, threatening thunderheads from a Pacific storm are billowing up over …

Phage Therapy: The Viruses that Could Kill the Next Superbug

Photo: Graham Colm The method is ingenious: whereas we medicate ourselves and let it flush into the water with our waste, people in the Republic of Georgia take their untreated waste and ingest it to avoid the use of medication. Well, it’s not as simple or as gross as that, but not far from the …

The Horrible Facts Behind the Ebola Virus

Image: Rick McCharles Okay okay, so there hasn’t been all that much hype about Ebola virus in the papers lately, but if you’re fascinated by the gruesome side of science, this virus will surely fill your nauseating science quota and save you a few dollars on horror flicks for, oh, 10 years or so. In …

The Eye Cancer You Can Diagnose with a Photograph

Photo: J Morley-Smith When little Rowan’s mother showed an internet chat friend a photo of her daughter, she noticed a white shadow in her eye. Concerned, and with no medical training, she discovered that it could mean cancer and alerted Rowan’s mother. Hours later back in the UK, 4,300 miles away from Rowan in Tampa, …

Progeria: When Children Look Like the Elderly

Photo: MFS The many faces of spaces If you were to look at someone with Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome, otherwise known as Progeria, you might question whether you were looking at a child. Perhaps, if you looked closer you might think they were a midget or a little person – however, they are none of these. They …