Getting pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics

Something like the X Prize might encourage drug companies to develop new antibiotics even if they’re deliberately held off the market for a while to delay development of resistant pathogens. Link: Other parts of this series: The antibiotic crisis … Continue reading

The antibiotic crisis is not getting any better

The medical system in encountering more and more drug-resistant disease pathogens, so-called “superbugs,” and we’re not developing new antibiotics anywhere near fast enough to fight them. One major reason is the massive overuse of antibiotics, which are too often prescribed … Continue reading

Seeing air

I remember watching a short documentary on schlieren photography in college. It’s a technique that allows you to see air currents, temperature differences, and other things that are usually invisible. What’s impressive about the Veritasium video below is the remarkable … Continue reading