The Black Death Is Back. Could It Be a Good Thing?


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Bad news from a friend in France’s Indian Ocean possession of Reunion Island: the plague is back in neighboring Madagascar. To be fair, the plague has never really gone away in Madagascar, but it’s usually confined to the remote highland regions. This month, a man travelled to the country’s capital, Antananarivo, before developing severe respiratory problems. Diagnosing […]

October 15, 2017

What IS it With the Welsh and Dragons?


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They’re everywhere in Wales! In the flag; in logos; on T shirts and jewellery; in topiaries, bumper stickers and blankets, even holding up flower baskets. You can’t get away from dragons in Wales. Why this obsession with dragons? Red dragons, specifically. It’s all Merlin’s fault. One of the ancient Arthurian legends (and if King Arthurever existed, […]

September 18, 2017