Ferris Jabr introduces us to the iChip, a plastic block that helped scientists discover a new antibiotic that kills superbugs. Will it be enough to save humankind from the coming bacterial apocalypse?
It's no secret that you can fake just about everything on the Internet: fake job references, fake news, fake audiences, fake academic credentials, and fake science. But what happens when academic journals which distribute important research from the world's universities begin to be subject to these same kinds of fake influences? Aja Romano at The Daily Dot explores the issue.
"Taken together, these first pioneering measurements performed on the surface of a comet are profoundly changing our view of these worlds and continuing to shape our impression of the history of the Solar System," says Jean-Pierre Bibring, a lead lander scientist and principal investigator of the CIVA instrument at the IAS in Orsay, France. - Phys.org
From Erika Check Hayden: Packed in liquid nitrogen, the blood would last 14 days—and it had to get safely back to the US. Moses had to get it onto a flight out of the airport near Freetown, the capital, by the day after tomorrow. But first Moses would have to get the samples through a countryside ripped apart by a biological apocalypse. The clock was ticking.