Coffee cosmetics / UK coffee enema gap / Abyss of lunacy / Bayesian delay

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has four segments. Here are bits of each of them: Caffeine boost — … Though some folk choose to roast, brew and drink coffee, innovative scientists use the bean and its byproducts to make cosmetics. Fernanda Maria Pinto Vilela and her colleagues at Brazil’s Federal University of […]

“The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend”

Today’s Headline of the Day appeared in Slate several days ago: The Enema of Your Enemy is Your Friend The article, by Emily Walker, explains only slightly more mundanely that “Fecal transplants could be a cheap and effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders”. (Thanks to investigator Rebecca Skloot for bringing this to our attention.) (Our Headline […]

ICKY: Enema with Garden Hose

“Kendi Kendine Lavman Uygulamasina Bağli Kolorektal Perforasyon” [Colorectal Perforation Due to Self Administered Retrograde Enema with Garden Hose], Tugba Topcul, Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg, 2003, vol. 9, no. 4, 2003, pp. 297–9. The author, at Akcakoca State Hospital, Duzce, reports [AIR 16:1]: We report a case of colorectal perforation due to self administered retrograde […]