August 19, 2011 Liz Borkowski, MPH 0Comment

A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked (or, in the case of the first item, found horribly disturbing but important):

Maryn McKenna at Superbug: Ringing the Warning Bell: Colistin-Resistant Klebsiella

J. Malcolm Garcia in Guernica: Smoke Screen (“In Afghanistan, the U.S. military disposes of garbage–computers, motorbikes, TVs, shoes, even human feces–in open burn pits. Are toxic clouds from these sites making everyone sick?” Bonus: Celeste is quoted in the article.)

The New York Times’ Room for Debate: Could Farms Survive Without Illegal Labor?

Helen Branswell at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: A Mystery in the Sewers (part of the Sewage Science: Stalking a Threat to Polio Eradication in the World’s Sewers project)

Scicurious at Neurotic Physiology: And then the smokers came for your sperm …

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