Sherry Pollack is a brilliant scientist working for a high-pressure translational medical research lab, where she has helped bring to market a new sleep aid called Somnolux. All of that is destroyed when she is assaulted and left in a persistent vegetative state. Her loving boyfriend and [...]
All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She–and her house, her car, and all of her belongings–had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting [...]
Check out this short film of Phillip Gardner’s “Happy Hour” here on Vimeo.
Abe Finkelstein is an illegal clone of Abraham Lincoln – not an easy thing to keep
secret when your face is on money. Norma Greenberg, one of the world’s many
Marilyn Monroe clones, is wrestling with identity issues of a different sort. It’s not
easy living as a perfect copy of the [...]
Puswhisperer, a collection of infectious disease anecdotes, coming Fall 2014. The book was created from a year’s worth of clinical blog posts from the Medscape blog Rubor, Dolor, Calor, Tumor. The posts have been compiled, edited, and revised for a non-specialist audience. The author is Oregon infectious disease physician Mark Crislip, a 30-year veteran of [...]
What woman of a certain age doesn’t sometimes look upon her life and wish she could go back and do it all over again?
With more of her life behind her than ahead, Margaret Braverman, a physicist teaching at a small college, cannot help but regret the things she never quite got right. Most important [...]
A youthful vagrant, Billy Tabbs has been living in the streets for as long as he can remember, scratching out a pitiable existence in a city that doesn’t much care if he lives or dies.
Amid rumors that his kind are disappearing from the alleyways and the overpasses, Billy is recruited into a bizarre homeless [...]
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His mom disappeared without a trace. Believing his mom abandoned the family, Steve Best can barely function. School is [...]
Collected over twenty years of studying, teaching, and research, these problems range from gems taken from the classic literature to sticky issues we’ve seen in our own labs. Divided into four sections–Classic Mechanics, Statistical & Thermal Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Quantum Mechanics– this book will be useful for graduate students studying for quals or anyone [...]
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