The Blackout Syndrome
"The Blackout Syndrome" is a three-part mystery. It takes an
average reader about 20 minutes to get to the "solve-it" page
of each episode, and 20 minutes or so to read the thrilling Conclusion.
WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
An outbreak of a new disease. You must take steps to identify how it's
transmitted, characterize it (virus? bacterium? fungus?), and figure out
how to treat it.
ANYTHING EXCITING HAPPEN?
Uh, yes. There's a blackout, and people screaming, and blood all over
Emphasis on microbiology and human health. You learn about disease outbreaks,
pathogens, Gram stain, control groups and hemophobia. And you pump up
your literacy, problem solving skills and deductive reasoning at the same