“"It should be simple, using as few ingredients as possible. It should be comforting. It’s something you want to eat when you’re cold. You want something gushy, a messy-ass pie, not something you see on the front of a magazine."” - Baker Zoe Nathan advice on pie baking at UCLA’s Science and Food event
Learn some more about the science that goes into making a tasty (messy-ass) pie →
Looking to give a virus-themed gift to someone this year? Here are some suggestions. As expected Ebola virus dominated. Where are the EV-D68 items? An Ebola Texas shirt from VineFreshTees: Virus tree ornaments made of wood at BuenoMarket: Viral mugs at Thefty: Artologica always has fabulous microbe art, including this swine flu watercolor: A favorite […]
Cochrane review: e-cigarettes and risk
The Cochrane review on e-cigarettes was published today (press release, review). Reading it was disappointing, as there was little communication of the uncertainty on e-cig safety as supported by research.
This feels crucially significant given the example afforded to us in the recent history of biomedical research and the tobacco industry. Denial, downplaying, distortion and dismissal of evidence were key in the industry’s maintenance at