Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 1.31
- Researchers skipped the stem cell stage and made brain cells out of skin cells. [via BBC News]
- The Burgess shale has revealed another oddity: tulip-shaped filter feeders. No known relatives today. [via Discovery News]
- How glass has changed the world over and over again. [via Gizmodo]
- The African crested rat’s poisonous fur–and other naturally synthesized toxins in the animal world. [via The New York Times]
Featured image credit: Kevin Deacon.