Blobologist-approved reads: poos, penguins & professors

My ScienceSeeker editor’s picks: The dying January edition

This Penguin: An Unexpected Journey by Elizabeth Preston at Inkfish

This is the story of a disoriented penguin in a hood and ear muffs. This is a story about science.

Fecal Transplants: A Clinical Trial Confirms How Well They Work by Maryn McKenna at Superbug

The ether has been awash with poo stories recently, but none have been more block-busting than the first clinical trial of fecal transplants. Also, it’s nice to hear good news reported by McKenna, since good news tends to be scarce on the “terrifying emerging disease” beat.

Back to Work! Autonomy and the Stress of Being a Professor by Kate Clancy at Context and Variation

Many people wrote excellent responses to that silly Forbes column about how professors have the least stressful job, but the one that got me the most riled up was this one. If you’re in academia, it might kick you in the guts, and it might make you feel empowered, and it might do both.




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