Cured: How the Berlin Patients Defeated HIV and Forever Changed Medical Science by Nathalia Holt
Encircling its nose lay a tiny clear plastic mask, providing the mouse with isoflurane, a powerful anesthetic capable of keeping the animal motionless while I performed the risky procedure. But the problem was, the animal was not motionless, at least not entirely. Just as I leaned in to inject it with a highly concentrated, lab-adapted aggressive strain of HIV, the mouse jerked. In that moment, the unthinkable happened: I accidentally poked my finger with the needle.
If bees did go extinct, we could always hire people to dress up as bees and pollinate flowers with tiny feather dusters. Sure it'd be more expensive, but there are also millions of idle teens.
Battleaxe (Axis trilogy) - Goddamn is this brutal, I'm only in the first few chapters though.
We're a lukewarm people for all our feast days and hard work.
Not much touches us, but we long to be touched. We lie awake
at night willing the darkness to part and show us a vision. Our
children frighten us in their intimacy, but we make sure they
grow up like us. Lukewarm like us
Just finished The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Between reading that book and watching too many episodes of River Monsters, I can safely say that I will not be visiting the Amazon EVER.
Also, I just found out that Percy Harrison Fawcett, the seemingly indestructible explorer who mysteriously vanished while searching for this lost city, will be portrayed in an upcoming film by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch. Because the Cumberbatch is everywhere.