It's a new year! Dennis (de Bel) is back, the window is broken and l'intolerant #18 is out. Enough reasons to come together and have a drink.
This Friday, the 11th of January, from 19:30, Varia opens its doors for some special new year's drinks and some fitting music.
Woodstone Kugelblitz will also be presenting the latest issue of L'Intolerant #18: A Really Useful Cookbook.
Almost everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. However, a voluntary donation of 5 euros will help us replace our window and is greatly appreciated!
See you there!
Extrapolating? that would be unacceptable...
25 July 2018 :
Risky business: linking Toxoplasma gondii infection and entrepreneurship behaviours across individuals and countries
"Extending the analysis of infection and entrepreneurship to the global extent, we detected a positive association between
T. gondii infection prevalence among 42 countries and both the proportion of people intending to start their own business and the proportion
currently engaged in entrepreneurial activity..."
8 February 2016 :
This is a 40 pages long proposal submitted to the unicode consortium, defending the necessity for the addition of a mate emoji.
It's pretty informative if you happen to be into yerba mate.
"Rather than choosing a name themselves, Wallace, his team, and WCS auctioned off the naming rights to raise funds for FUNDESNAP (Fundación para el Desarrollo del Sistema Nacional de Áreas Protegidas), the nonprofit organization that maintains Madidi National Park. The online casino GoldenPalace.com, one of over a dozen bidders, paid US$650,000 to have the species named after them"
I feel for you GoldenPalace.com monkey
In case this is of any interest for anyone, here is an article to start with : https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/magazine/the-parasite-underground.html
Perhaps more intense is the community's wiki, probably the most complete resource on the topic :
Over the last 6 months I have been experimenting with helminthic therapy and have welcomed a colony of 10 Necator Americanus (hookworms) to come and settle down in my ileum for some time. Of course it wasn't super easy in the event of hookworm introduction, the immune system produces inflammation to try to get rid of them. Since my worms have started to mature, they don't cause acute inflammation because they secrete molecules that control inflammatory responses.
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