Herpes, PTSD, Organ Transplant Rejection, and Stars: Short Science Articles

How to make organ transplants last: New approaches try to train the body to welcome the replacement parts A discussion of various strategies to prevent rejection in transplanted organs:  Because transplanted skin has a high likelihood of provoking an immune attack, … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Coed Demon Sluts: Omnibus by Jennifer Stevenson

This series of feminist women’s fiction novels features shoes and shopping, massive quantities of food and controlled substances, all-girl hot tubbing, riot-grrl rage, rollicking, revenge, renewal, and rejoicing. Six women find out what they’re made of by making themselves into something totally other.

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Hold Onto the Light: Smile, Honey!

What do these two exhortations have in common? “Smile! And the world will smile right back.” “If you don’t stop pouting I’ll give you something to pout about.” Yep, in both cases, whoever is being spoken to is not happy. … Continue reading

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Revisiting Nightmares: Fantasy/Horror Crossovers and Trauma Recovery

Fantasy and horror have a natural affinity, one that goes back to the pre-literate times when people sat around the campfire, terrifying each other with stories of ghosts and skin-walkers and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night or that-are-not-quite-dead. Supernatural elements infused these tales with … Continue reading

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