io9 really needs an "explainer"/"debunker" post about ebola (unless I missed one, but it's mostly been snippets that I've seen). This is right up this site's alley. An FAQ with a scientist would be great, but might be difficult to score right now. The amount of misinformation flying around is more terrifying than… » 10/20/14 10:13am Yesterday 10:13am

I had an experience with drinking too much wine recently and I was like "oh hell no I am NOT getting wine ruined for me!!!!" I didn't drink any for a week (this is a very long time to not drink wine in my world), and then I was very nervous for the first glass back. Phew, still love wine! » 10/20/14 10:02am Yesterday 10:02am

Also they were basically just following instructions from higher-ups and were thrown into caring for the guy without being fully trained in BSL-4 procedures and were not provided proper personal protective equipment. Nurses get a fair bit of education, but most of them are not specifically trained in dealing with… » 10/19/14 12:50pm Sunday 12:50pm

I should make this a separate post, but I don't want to deal with any clusterfuck. I'm just so freaking appalled at the American reaction to ebola, at all levels, from Joe the Plumber to our officials. We've barely lifted a finger to help Africa with this, where it's a major crisis. They just don't have the resources… » 10/19/14 10:28am Sunday 10:28am

So much this! If she had gone home for the weekend to visit her family and went to try on some jeans at the mall, we would have had the same concerns (which is to say negligible concerns), but not the gross bridezilla angle. » 10/17/14 3:36pm Friday 3:36pm