The carelessness of our public health authorities over the Zika virus has disappointed me immensely this past year. And just when I thought there would be some signs of remorse, WHO's director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, blamed the vector control strategies of countries in southeast Asia. Meanwhile, she has known since February 2016 that Culex mosquitoes were also a likely Zika vector that require entirely different eradication methods. But even worse: Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquitoes have been released in various regions of the world for the past six years. And while Wolbachia in Aedes may not be transmitted to humans; Culex mosquitoes are capable of acquiring it and transmitting it. Culex are able to infect humans with filarial worms infected with Wolbachia. And Wolbachia seem to play an inordinate role in diseases. For weeks I pored over studies and found to my utter shock that Culex with Zika and Wolbachia could be responsible for some of the most devastating outcomes for human life.
Basically, we've become so dependent on tech, it can be said we've allowed it to dominate our lives. Overall, we give the commands to technology and computer systems and/or devices simply to get the job done. Or, we use it to make live easier and also to tap into the other advantages it offers.
There is a lot to be afraid of, and we know this because these fears are being fed to us through constant daily news feeds. That being said, perhaps the real question is if whether or not there is truly more to worry about today than there was in days of yesteryear? Or is it just we are more aware?
Who says that a blurred shot doesn't make for a great photo?
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Camping and hiking have changed dramatically in the last few years. If you are an avid outdoorsy type person, but also have an attachment to your electronics then you can have the best of both worlds.
Six species of tree are known that can exceed 300 feet (90 meters) in height, all of which are located in either western North America or southeastern Australia and Tasmania. These two locations are indisputably home to the largest trees on our planet.
With the rise of IoT, society describes itself as growing "smarter", but the question begs asking - are we really? Or as we seek out modern conveniences associated with connectivity are we begging for trouble?
Unfortunately, this cool event is not going to happen. If you get this email or see it on Facebook, it is a hoax. On August 27 Mars will not be in any remotely close proximity to Earth as the email describes.
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