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(Scientific American)   There's a fungus among us that's fatal and humongous   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 34
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2013-12-12 04:53:11 PM  
Well that's terrifying and disgusting.
 
2013-12-12 04:55:48 PM  
Another Oprah thread?

/DRTFA
 
2013-12-12 04:57:54 PM  
Piss off mushroom lung.

*Lights up a Marlboro*
 
2013-12-12 04:58:42 PM  
www.besound.com

Jersey hardcore represent!
 
2013-12-12 04:59:42 PM  
I thought I was reading a newspaper article.  Scientific American.  How you have fallen.  Sigh.
 
2013-12-12 05:04:49 PM  

Nasal_Avenger: I thought I was reading a newspaper article.  Scientific American.  How you have fallen.  Sigh.


How much did you pay to read that article?
 
2013-12-12 05:05:01 PM  

Nasal_Avenger: I thought I was reading a newspaper article.  Scientific American.  How you have fallen.  Sigh.


I thought it was fine. What exact gripe do you have about it?
 
2013-12-12 05:10:19 PM  
Someone call a plumber.
 
2013-12-12 05:14:51 PM  
Someone call Marla Mason
 
2013-12-12 05:17:43 PM  
It has Begun!

static.comicvine.com
 
2013-12-12 05:36:06 PM  
Approves

static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-12 05:39:55 PM  
*sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.
 
2013-12-12 05:53:49 PM  
assets.sbnation.com

Just don't make any sound!

/unless you're a young teenaged girl.  They don't care about that.
 
2013-12-12 06:08:09 PM  

Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.


Yeah, I can't stand paged articles.

Also, it would seem another X-Files episode has come (closely) to reality. Two days in a row. These are truly the end times.

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2013-12-12 06:09:41 PM  

Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.


gone?

It's science, written for average americans. It's that way by design.
 
2013-12-12 06:17:43 PM  
Went looking for a picture of toad from Nintendo, found this.  Rule 34?

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-12 07:18:21 PM  
The article mentioned Valley Fever in passing. In 1961, my mother contracted Valley Fever in Twenty-Nine Palms California, while pregnant with me. Fifty years later she had a recurrence that ultimately proved fatal. She entered a hospital in Minnesota where she was treated for two weeks for pneumonia with no improvement. I happened to mention to one of her doctors that she'd had Valley Fever years before. He was intrigued, as he'd never heard of it. They tested for it, and sure enough it had recurred. She responded to treatment, but permanent damage was done to her lungs, and she passed away a few years later.

Anyway, my point is that Valley Fever, and possibly other fungal infections can recur many years after the original affliction manifests itself. Remember and record your medical history, it may save your or your loved one's life.
 
2013-12-12 07:34:52 PM  
An older guy I work with (60s) nearly died from fungal meningitis.  The doctors couldn't figure out what was causing the infection and he would have been died on Christmas in 2011 if some doctor in Arizona hadn't figured out what was wrong with him (coworker was at a University of Michigan hospital).  The guy has since recovered and returned to work.  He has ongoing health issues but these (and the fungal infection) and probably from the immunosuppressant drugs he takes since he had a kidney transplant (transplant was before the fungal meningitis).
 
2013-12-12 08:01:35 PM  
Huh. And here I thought I was done with fungus-based threats when I finally finished The Last of Us last night.

Guess I'd better start listening for clicking sounds...
 
2013-12-12 08:11:18 PM  

uttertosh: Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.

gone?

It's science, written for average americans. It's that way by design.


S.A. has changed quite a bit. Qualifier: Get off my lawn.
S.A. over the years has been dumbed down. Used to be good, now it's shiat.
I get my brain food from Science magazine and AAAS.
 
2013-12-12 08:44:40 PM  
The world is trying to kill you.

Frankly, I don't blame it.
 
2013-12-12 09:07:45 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-12 09:20:44 PM  

RexTalionis: Nasal_Avenger: I thought I was reading a newspaper article.  Scientific American.  How you have fallen.  Sigh.

I thought it was fine. What exact gripe do you have about it?


I can not speak for the Nasal_Avenger, but, I personally found some missing comma's and various choices in arrangement to be a bit sensational and distracting.  like right after the second paragraph..

:Break:
There was reason for concern
:Break:
next paragraph

DUNDUNDUUUUUN!

I actually don't mind such thing, and am quite guilty myself of doing it. But. I did have to roll my eyes at it
 
2013-12-12 09:22:56 PM  

Odoriferous Queef: uttertosh: Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.

gone?

It's science, written for average americans. It's that way by design.

S.A. has changed quite a bit. Qualifier: Get off my lawn.
S.A. over the years has been dumbed down. Used to be good, now it's shiat.
I get my brain food from Science magazine and AAAS.


When I first ran across SA, sometime between age 8 and 10, it was a very difficult read, and even occasionally had things that involved math I was years from learning to do. If I were 8 to 10 years old now, I don't think SA would present any problems at all.
 
2013-12-12 10:03:51 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: When I first ran across SA, sometime between age 8 and 10, it was a very difficult read, and even occasionally had things that involved math I was years from learning to do. If I were 8 to 10 years old now, I don't think SA would present any problems at all.


Very true. I loved the way they wrote their articles. It would start easy and from there paragraph by paragraph get more complex.  I would read until it had exceeded my knowledge base, then  off to the library. Now it's just a dumbed down version of Omni.
 
2013-12-13 04:21:38 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: forgotmydamnusername: When I first ran across SA, sometime between age 8 and 10, it was a very difficult read, and even occasionally had things that involved math I was years from learning to do. If I were 8 to 10 years old now, I don't think SA would present any problems at all.

Very true. I loved the way they wrote their articles. It would start easy and from there paragraph by paragraph get more complex.  I would read until it had exceeded my knowledge base, then  off to the library. Now it's just a dumbed down version of Omni.


CSB time...

I had an subscription while I was 11-15 (thanks grandma, best x-mas gifts I got those years, slow internet until fiber moved in) and the only articles I had trouble with until I spent the time to take chemistry were the ones involving chemistry. The instructor that I had for my freshman set of chemistry said that she couldn't understand some of the articles outside her specialty during discussion after class one day. I told her that I had started reading Nature and Science in the library and had understood many of the articles that hadn't involved math beyond my current studies.

From that conversation I concluded that it is either a comfort zone issue (they have spent so long in a specialty that a person loses the ability to look beyond) or that there are people that have good enough memories for subjects and might have a talent for teaching. Later, after some thought, I came up with a third option; I was smarter than my instructor.

She had a doctorate and was pretty good at teaching chemistry. Having had her as a coworker later on, she lacked some important interoffice skills that would have made her a great professor. I still believe that she was as intelligent as myself, but I had picked up on some social skills that she still lacked.

\food for thought on it
\\at this point i my life, I believe our teaching systems are flawed and need revision
\\\more slashies and less teaching it old school
\\math is easy and has practical applications up through differential calculus
\and can be shown to have applications beyond that too!
 
2013-12-13 06:23:37 AM  
Worse than an Oderus Urungus amongus?
 
2013-12-13 07:27:16 AM  
I actually know a guy who has C. gatti. They can't completely cure him of it- it recurs and flares up all the time. Poor bastard  also had cancer, which is happily in remission.
 
2013-12-13 09:12:32 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: uttertosh: Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.

gone?

It's science, written for average americans. It's that way by design.

S.A. has changed quite a bit. Qualifier: Get off my lawn.
S.A. over the years has been dumbed down. Used to be good, now it's shiat.
I get my brain food from Science magazine and AAAS.


And again, how much do you pay to read it these days?

Farkers love to pick apart the quality of journalism.  But god forbid a news source charge you for that newsl, amirite?
 
2013-12-13 09:29:26 AM  

FLMountainMan: And again, how much do you pay to read it these days?


United States: 12 issues (1 year) of print & tablet editions for $34.97
Canada: 12 issues (1 year) of print & tablet editions for $39 (CAD)
International: 12 issues (1 year) of print & tablet editions for $44 (USD


Please take your fake outrage elsewhere. amarong?
 
2013-12-13 11:48:02 AM  

FLMountainMan: Odoriferous Queef: uttertosh: Odoriferous Queef: *sigh*  S.A. has gone to shiat.

gone?

It's science, written for average americans. It's that way by design.

S.A. has changed quite a bit. Qualifier: Get off my lawn.
S.A. over the years has been dumbed down. Used to be good, now it's shiat.
I get my brain food from Science magazine and AAAS.

And again, how much do you pay to read it these days?

Farkers love to pick apart the quality of journalism.  But god forbid a news source charge you for that newsl, amirite?


I dropped S.A. several years ago due to the declining quality. I do pay for Science magazine [not cheap] and the Dallas Morning News [also not cheap, as I live way north of Dallas.]
 
2013-12-13 08:07:26 PM  

Nasal_Avenger: I thought I was reading a newspaper article.  Scientific American.  How you have fallen.  Sigh.


"an abstract not a substitute for an article" Tuvvok.

Also my partner is a research pharmacologist says in short: no one wants to do anti-fungal research, no funding from government, no profit motive except for vag/foot fungi, if something like that bird-heart eating fungus jumps to humans it will kill us all (if super bacteria don't).
 
2013-12-13 09:06:01 PM  

dababler: if something like that bird-heart eating fungus jumps to humans it will kill us all (if super bacteria don't).


I personally welcome our super bacterial overlords.

/ Dammit not slash dot
// never mind.
 
2013-12-14 12:03:46 AM  
This article made me happy that the toxic black mold in my basement will kill me long before this thing makes it way south.
 
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