The automatic diaper-changing machine is now in development

BabyWasher, the automatic dirty-diaper-changing invention, honored by the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize for engineering, now has a name, and is now undergoing intense development. You can follow the progress by visiting the inventor’s new web site, The BabyWashers site explains: What Does BabyWasher Do? After placing the baby in the BabyWasher’s chair and pressing […]

Bold experiments in human-sourced probiotics

Two recent, imaginative, slimy experiments are advancing our knowledge of how to use bacteria to make possibly-healthgiving foods. The newest is reported by Janet Jay, writing in Motherboard: How to Make Breakfast With Your Vagina … Cecilia Westbrook [pictured here] is a friend of mine, and an MD/PhD student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We […]