My live-in mother recently started Internet dating, which has been quite an experience for both of us. Whereas many adult children are uncomfortable with their older parents dating and actively discourage finding a new partner to replace a deceased or divorced spouse,1 I actually encouraged her to get back out there again.
The sun provides a huge amount of energy for us. In fact more energy hits the surface of the Earth in one hour than we consume in a whole year. While this source of energy has incredible potential to power our future cities, at the moment the vast majority of it goes uncaptured. Imagine a […]
The conventional wisdom is that bacteria pay a “fitness cost” as they accumulate antibiotic resistances, a phenomenon I discussed in a short post last year. More resistant, but less fit, and (one hopes) less virulent. Thus some of the most problematic multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), such as Acinetobacter, cause disease almost exclusively in the most vulnerable patients—those bugs simply aren’t virulent enough to wreak their havoc in the healthy. When an MDRO