Medical student. Certified nincompoop. Questionable bookworm and painter. Common sense: defenestrated. Interested in anthropology, evolution and history, especially military.
Love at War: The Sacred Band of Thebes
Thebes. The city founded by Cadmus, the land where men sprouted out of dragon teeth sown in the soil. The birthplace of Hercules, Dionysius, and Oedipus. One of the oldest city-states to be established, it rivalled in power and population with her other sister city-states, Athens and Sparta.
The weird sex life of a flatworm
Remember tapeworms? The ones that you get from eating infected and improperly cooked beef or pork? Yeah, this little bugger. Taenia sp. The ultimate example of a freeloader.
Tit for tat.
This is the story of Wagons-Lits Co. carriage 2419D, which went from serving sauteed veal and boeuf bourguignon to passengers in the seaside town of Deauville to serving as a crucible for world peace while stopped in the middle of a forest in Compiegne.
The Robin Hood of diseases
The human body is a fascinating subject. Here's just one example testifying to the statement. Before, we dive into the disease itself, I want to do a little recap of the normal functioning of the body, to put the disease in perspective later.
Shades of Skin
As a freshman high school student, I remember this question popping up during the physics class on radiation: When black catches heat faster and leaves faster (opposite to white),why didn't people who live in hot areas and especially work under sun didn't evolve to have lighter skin to avoid sun strokes, and it only becomes only darker under the sun?
From Olympian god to dad bod.
In June 2004, New England Journal of Medicine reported a pretty interesting case. I will edit parts of it to make the medical jargon understandable, but here’s what it basically said: