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V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

The Daily Word in Antibiotic Resistance, Space Pie and Snowflakes

The Daily Word

Science on gift-giving: Worry less about how cool the reveal will be, and more about whether or not the receiver will still be using your gift in the future.

Some pie enthusiasts launched a meat and potatoes pie into space to see if the structural changes brought about by extreme physical duress would make it easier to eat. It is thought the pie will freeze on its ascent and be cooked on re-entry.

A one million dollar NASA-funded satellite system was unveiled this week that can track the movement of glaciers and ice sheets around the world. Try denying that one.

“We are about to reach the point where more antibiotics will be consumed by farm animals worldwide than by humans,” says Mark Woolhouse, of the University of Edinburgh. Meaning: More antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yay!

Check out the first footage ever captured of the prehistoric ghost shark!

Remember making paper snowflakes? I did, but only vaguely. Then I looked it up. See what I found!