I promised you that Small Wonders would be back. And it is. In this edition: the flavor-tripping berry as a remedy for hunger, Munchausen by Internet, and flamingos that fall out of the Siberian sky.
* Could the metaphors for crime influence the policy solutions proposed?
* Miracle fruit makes sour things taste sickly sweet. (I had the opportunity to try it recently.) Could it also alleviate hunger?
* Religious hospitals clash with church authorities.
* Those fancy 3D printers might be spitting out body parts before we know it.
* A new psychiatric diagnosis? Munchausen by internet.
* Officials excavate the site where the Japanese government once allegedly tested bioweapons on humans.
* In honor of Sin Week, seven notable psychologists confess their sins.
* Flamingos drop out of the Siberian sky. Robert Krulwich attempts to unravel the mystery.
* The New Scientist has put together a great package about the kinds of misleading statistics used in discussions of public health.
* Alexis Madrigal reveals the man behind the brilliant @MayorEmanuel account.
* Circumcision can help prevent the spread of STDs. So why is San Francisco trying to ban it?
* Check out these award-winning environmental science stories.
* Ed Yong puts his money where his mouth is, sending a few bucks to the uncompensated authors of great science stories.
* Questions surface about the “broken mirror” theory of autism.
* Behold, the wonders of “quantum olfaction.”
Image: Wikimedia/Hamale Lyman
The Small Wonders: March 9, 2011 by Wonderland, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.