- Jane Jacobs, after she got a grant to write her first book, about cities, was invited to lunch by two Harvard/MIT urban studies professors. They wanted her to do a questionnaire survey — that was what they did. “How awful to be a graduate student there,” she thought. “They had no faith in me as an independent thinker.” A CBC interview with Jacobs.
- Successful protest in China against factory pollution.
- Fermented Sriracha (a faux-Asian hot sauce)? More about Sriracha.
- Genetic info about risk of Crohn’s disease fails to produce smoking cessation in smokers at relatively high risk of Crohn’s. (Smoking is a risk factor for Crohn’s.) “These findings . . . do not support the promulgation of commercial DNA based tests,” the authors conclude.
Thanks to Bryan Castañeda.