Will somebody please give Norm Macdonald another TV show? And why it’s partly his own fault. If you don’t like the moth joke, I don’t understand you.
The Irritating Gentleman (1874). By Berthold Woltze
The Heiman Lab turned their website into a text adventure. This is seriously amazing, though I’m a little upset it won’t let me eat the petri dish.
You will be able to order a self-driving Uber in Pittsburgh this month. Though obviously there will be someone sitting in the driver’s seat for safety reasons. Maybe the ride is free if you get in an accident?
Someone recorded their heart rate during a conference talk. Fear is the mind killer:
The Broad has spent $10 million this year and $5 million last year on the CRISPR dispute. Now we hear that a grad student claims he was working on CRISPR in the Zhang lab but the lab only really jumped on the work after seeing Doudna’s in vitro paper. The Broad says he was lying to get a job with Doudna and stay in the country.
Is it story that makes us read? Maybe not, but this essay has one of the worst defenses of its theses that I’ve seen in a while.
If you are a neuroscientist and want to see educated laypeople try to puzzle out neuroscience by logic and anecdotes (unsuccessfully), try reading this post and its comment thread.