Nepal: After the Natural Disaster, the Microbial Enemy

So far, more than 5,000 have been declared dead and almost twice as many injured in the Nepal earthquake. Those numbers will rise. But the toll may not even end with the conclusion of rescue efforts. According to Clarkson Professor Shane Rogers, given the example of other such disasters, cholera and similar diseases could soon become a relief priority.

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Clarkson Ghostbuster Shane Rogers Goes Viral

That scrubbing noise you hear is the sound of millions of homeowners cleaning floors, walls, curtains and furniture to rid their abodes of ghosts, apparitions, demons, poltergeists and random phantasms. Thank Clarkson environmental engineering professor Shane Rogers whose theory on the real cause of hauntings has grabbed the world’s imagination.

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Clarkson University Undergrads Research Link Between Hauntings & Indoor Air Quality

Shane Rogers, Clarkson Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and ghost story fan, is working with a group of undergraduate students to measure air quality in several reportedly haunted places around the North Country, including the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, N.Y. By comparing these samples to samples from places with no reported hauntings, the researchers hope to identify factors unique to this and other haunted locations.

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