About the Author:

Amy Rogers Nazarov writes about D.C. culture & history and manages social media for non-profits and small businesses from her home on Capitol Hill. Her byline has appeared in Cooking Light, The Writer, Psychology Today, The Washington Post and many other print and Web publications. Before going freelance, she spend a decade reporting on high tech for a wide array of newspapers and magazines.

Aug
17

How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink?

When D.C. Water announced possible contamination of the city’s water supply last month, it was an irritating nuisance for residents, but for staff at the National Zoo, responsible for animals who consume thousands of gallons of water a day, the alert was a dangerous emergency. Continue reading How do you tell a thirsty elephant not to take a drink?

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Jul
25

Going viral: OUTBREAK weighs the risk of epidemics in a connected world

It took Magellan four years to circle the globe, but we can cross oceans in hours and reach the other side of the world in a day. But just as diseases such as smallpox and measles and chicken pox hitched a ride with early explorers to wreak havoc in the New World, globalization means that worldwide pandemics can be just an airplane flight away. A new exhibition offers insight and practical advice into avoiding global epidemics. Continue reading Going viral: OUTBREAK weighs the risk of epidemics in a connected world

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