Fire Risk in Whisky-based Method of Disinfection of SARS-CoV-2

Protecting against the COVID-19 virus might—might—be able to involve both pleasure and risk, in the method outlined in a new study: “Possibility of Disinfection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) in Human Respiratory Tract by Controlled Ethanol Vapor Inhalation,” Tsumoru Shintake, arXiv 2003.12444. (Thanks to Vaughn Tan for bringing this to our attention.) The author, at Okinawa Institute […]

Spotlight on Unusual Research Institutes (part 2 of 2)

Considerably less productive than The Central Institute for Questions and Answers in terms of the number of published research papers, but no less intriguing, is the The Malt Whisky Research Centre, Islay, Scotland. As far as can be determined, The Malt Whisky Research Centre has only produced one scholarly paper – for the journal European […]