Health officials warning Oklahomans about continued risk of West Nile Virus — KFOR.com

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – Although temperatures have been dropping across the state in recent days, experts warn that Oklahomans are still in danger of contracting a mosquito-borne illness. The Oklahoma City-County Health Department says residents have a normal risk for West Nile virus since there is a high abundance of mosquitoes and a very high infection rate…

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Chicago’s Water Tower: Five Facts — The Secret Knowledge of Spaces

The Chicago Water Tower is a welcome, Gothic Revival surprise amidst the towering glass skyscrapers of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. The building was completed in 1869 and has the appearance of a sandcastle with its yellow-toned, turreted design. The Water Tower and accompanying pumping station located across Michigan Avenue are not only unique physically but have […]

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Faherty Hopes to Stop Shigella from Wreaking Havoc in the Digestive System — The Mass General Research Institute

A research team at Massachusetts General Hospital is hoping to create new treatments for shigellosis, a potentially fatal digestive disorder, by factoring in genetic changes that occur in Shigella bacteria during the journey through the human digestive system. From a human perspective, there is a lot to dislike about Shigella. The more you learn about these infection-causing microbes, […]

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A Scenic Road Trip From New York City to Dutchess Country — Thirdeyemom — Community United For Health And Prevention

I love big cities yet I also see the immense need to take a break from city life and escape. New York City is one place that has an enormous amount of cool day and weekend trips. My friend Jessie Festa, who lives in NYC and writes two awesome blogs, Epicure via A Scenic Road […]

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Fog: A Sure Thing — Lulu’s Musings — Community United For Health And Prevention

When you live on the coast of Maine, fog is a sure thing. It may last for only a few hours or for a day. Rarely does it linger longer, but it can which means staying inside and getting caught up on neglected chores or reading or working a jigsaw puzzle. Here on Rockport Harbor, […] […]

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Insect macro photography techniques – an ongoing experimentation (part I) — Ming Thein | Photographer

1/125sec. F11, ISO200, Wireless Flash fired When I first ventured into photography, I started with insect macro photography, and it quickly became an activity I indulged in often. Macro photography, I think, is one of the more technically demanding types of photography, and is a good, if masochistic, way to learn and get all your […]

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