It’s been quite a long break but I really should start easing my way back into this blog. I’ll start by sharing a fairly long piece from The New Yorker titled Germs Are Us. I’m a little upset to have found this because it’s basically the same topic I used for my article for the science writing competition I told you about. Not only is it much longer than mine (I had a 700 word limit) but it also covers pretty much every point I did and then more. On the other hand it might just mean I picked a relevant topic.