Development of a promising Ebola drug was halted by Congressional wrangling over the fiscal cliff in 2012.
In other news:
- Synthetic DNA tags could help artists outwit forgers.
- Bizarre data coming from this far-off star may suggest a solar-collecting megastructure .
- Could 1,000-ton “bowling balls” of dark matter be rolling around the cosmos?
- As the “internet of things” becomes a larger—and less visible—part of our lives, it could change the entire meaning of privacy .
- If you live in North America, radiation from Fukushima is still not coming to get you.
What We’re Reading
- In a handful of other places around the world, catastrophes for human populations have become a boon for wildlife . [National Geographic]
- Mental illness affects at least one million people in countries like Togo, Ghana, and Nigeria, where a “chaining” practice is common. [The New York Times]
- If you’re touched by several feet of sea wasp tentacle , you will probably go into cardiac arrest within minutes. [The New Yorker]
- Ingestible health sensors could go far beyond what wearables can do. [New York Magazine]