Armadillos having leprosy is apparently a known...
When I came home and excitedly told her today’s big news, my roommate (a physician’s assistant) informed me that duh, no surprise, of course armadillos carry leprosy, because they are the only animal that catches/carries leprosy, and when labs do tests for leprosy, they use ARMADILLO FEET. Wtf, healthcare profession???
Elif Batuman: Life after a bestseller →
I had not read anything by Elif Baufman until this piece, which I loved every word of, and now I want to go read all her words. (via The Awl, and a very happy late bday to you The Awl, btw!)
An earlier version of this article misstated the number of microbes relative to...– NYT correction. Like, I did okay at science and math, but this stuff is pretty incomprehensibly impressive (and pretty neat!).
Culling is the choosing you do for yourself. It’s the sorting of what’s worth...– The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going To Miss Almost Everything : Monkey See : NPR (via housingworksbookstore)