A team of doctors are trying to revolutionize India’s health system during one of the largest gatherings on Earth.
In other news:
- Controlled fires could actually save forests and fight climate change.
- Your microbiome as a baby may influence your intestinal health today.
- This is the B-mode story you haven’t heard.
- Meet the necrobiome—the microbes that thrive after someone dies.
- 3D woven synthetic cartilage could help your knees replace themselves.
What We’re Reading
- Charles Darwin once investigated goose bumps by scaring zoo animals with a stuffed snake. Here’s what we know about goose bumps now. [NPR]
- This week, scientists advocated for a major governmental initiative to study the microbiome. [The New York Times]
- El Niño has led to the most spectacular blossoming of flowers in the Atacama desert of the past 18 years. [Washington Post]
- Some population centers in the Middle East “are likely to experience temperature levels that are intolerable to humans.” [The New York Times]
- Mount Everest is home to more than 200 bodies. Meet its most well-known resident. [BBC Future]