infection


V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
MRSA, could you be any worse-a?
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Science

Infection Is a Real Pain in the Everything

¡Viva la Science!

Your brain makes some terrible decisions when it comes to infection-related pain.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday: Infectonator 2

Halloween month is upon us, so we figured we'd spend October's Webgame Wednesday highlighting freaky, awesome horror-based video games. We start off on a high note with Infectonator 2. There's no greater joy than traveling the world, infecting people with a zombie virus and then watching flesh-eating monsters devour an entire city. Be sure and pick the pockets of all those cute, little dead people along the way so you can upgrade your army of the undead, making them longer-lived, more resistant to damage and, of course, more infectious. There are simply no words to describe how maniacally fun this game is. ... Oh, wait, yes there are: "Summon Zombie Kim Jong-Il."

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Fungus erectus

Science

Houseplant porn

My geranium either has a fungal infection or it snuck out one night and attended a tacky bachelorette party. These small, yellow mushroom phalluses are another reminder of the universe’s many strange surprises, weird wonders, infinite jokes ... and scary microorganisms lurking everywhere.

Does anyone know what it is? (Um, how do you get rid of it?)