With its emergence on the Indian subcontinent, Europe, and now the United States, New Delhi metallo-beta lactamase, the NDM-1 “superbug,” so called for its resistance to nearly every antibiotic currently in use, has garnered significant attention worldwide. NDM-1 should be regarded as both a public health threat and the latest warning of the dwindling efficacy [...]
Imagine a society in which the vast majority of members are illiterate or, at best, poorly educated. Statistical analysis from after the turn of the century shows that a little over half of the world’s nations, containing approximately 80% of the global population, have literacy rates above 90%. All other countries range from high 80’s [...]
Saudi Arabia, the “mysterious ally” of the U.S., is on the verge of great change, especially concerning the role of women in Saudi Society. These roles are now often challenged by both internal and external influences. Through education, economic, social, and political avenues, Saudi women have started to challenge the status quo by assert themselves [...]
That strawberry lemonade you just tasted? It was actually lemon and hot sauce. The chocolate shake you just drank? Guinness mixed with lemon sorbet. Call it flavor hallucinating, call it a taste illusion, call it whatever you want—you are flavor tripping. Remember that red fruit you ate just a few minutes ago, before your world [...]
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