Bedbugs carrying a drug-resistant MRSA germ have been discovered in Vancouver. It's unclear whether the bedbugs can give the germ to humans—we might have even given it to them—but the story is pretty close to the platonic ideal for public health panics. (Needs more obesity.) It's a fractal of insidious bugs! Zoom in, zoom out, on the micro level, on the macro level: Bugs! A bugaboo of bugs, butt-ugly and bugging us until we bug out.

Nostradamus had a prediction about this right? The day the blood-sucking bugs get antibiotic-proof bugs, we will be but one computer bug away from the Great Bug Apocalypse. [AP, image via AP]