Categories: audio, science

The Cognitive Life of Bacteria

The most fascinating bit of audio I’ve heard in a long while, The secret life of bacteria – small, smart and thoughtful, from Australian Radio National:

We can´t survive without them — and we´ve long underestimated their prowess. Controversially, bacteria could even have cognitive talents that rival our own. Predatory behaviour, cooperation, memory — Jules Verne eat your heart out — Natasha Mitchell takes you on a strange adventure into the secret world of microbial mentality.

>Listen here.


Categories: books, writing

How Fiction Works

What a wonderful, elegant little book, by James Wood:

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