The xkcd guy nails it again [en]

This time, at the intersection of computer science (my occupation) and biology (my hobby): According to Randall, we’re still 2 years ahead of the hype cycle. Anyone willing to join me in switching to CRISPR/Cas9 by then? Update: Thinking about it, told you so.

Perspective [en]

I love how science puts things in perspective: The earth is a microbial planet, on which macroorganisms are recent additions—highly interesting and extremely complex in ways that most microbes aren’t, but in the final analysis relatively unimportant in a global context. […] Microbial life on this planet would remain largely unchanged were all plant and… Continue reading Perspective [en]