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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with “cold plasma,” researchers in Germany have reported. The virus, which elicits vomiting and diarrhea, has gained international notoriety for causing outbreaks on cruise ships. Continue reading at BBC News.

The entirely preventable California measles outbreak has now sickened more than 70 people. With perhaps hundreds more exposed, the outbreak will likely continue. Continue reading at USA Today.

This article was originally posted on RealClearScience.

People put an awful lot of effort into having sex. Other than hunger, thirst, and seeking shelter, it is perhaps the strongest urge that humans have. It’s no wonder that young men spend time in the gym and buy fancy sports cars; equally, it’s no wonder that young women spend hours in front of the mirror and buy lots of clothing. We have a strong biological impulse to get laid, and these are the most widespread ideas we have to accomplish that. Read More »