- Creating the citizen scientist
- The hazards of eating wild mushrooms. Some friends of mine went to Italy on holiday, ate wild mushrooms picked and cooked by a family member and spent six weeks in hospital. I will consequently never eat fungi that wasn’t bought in a grocery store
- DNA sequencing used to halt MRSA outbreak – this headline skips a lot of the cool intermediate steps, in which they identify which particular staff member is spreading the disease through the hospital and treat them
- Why are Physics classes full of old stuff?
- Giving monkeys intestinal worms can regulate their gut bacteria, leaving them less susceptible to the monkey version of irritable bowel syndrome. Some discussion of using this for humans but I have an instinctive “ewww” reaction to the idea
- The role of non-scientists in science
- The belly-button scientists I mentioned in a previous links post are releasing all their data to the public