With every job comes a slew of misinformation about what it is you do all day. Wouldn't you believe it, Law and Order SVU isn't actually a terrifically accurate depiction of what forensics specialists do all day. Here's a smattering of the dumb conversations people have to have about their jobs.
What was once a saving grace to halt the scourge of smallpox 2 centuries ago, has now struck again, this time, with cancer. CF33, or Chimeric Orthopoxvirus. US Cancer wunderkind Professor Yuman Fong made the initial discovery, while the Australian company Imugene licensed the innovation and are pushing for human trials starting next year.
This rageful parent's emotional post about their daughter getting measles is as relevant a reminder to anti-vaxxers today, as it was, when it was posted back in 2015. The news is riddled with accounts of a measles outbreak, and the anti-vaxxers are being called out with renewed passion for their part in the upsurge of cases. Maybe this post will make a splash in the social media space, and inspire further discussion about the impacts of vaccination, or NOT vaccinating your children.
For the first time in history, a surgeon performed heart surgery without actually being in the room. Or building. Or town. The surgeon was 20 miles away from their patient, and the surgery was done with the assistance of a robot. Yes, we are officially living in the future.