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Clearly, There Should Be Fewer Tests

It's the end of the school year and professors everywhere are getting back their evaluations from their students. Ethan Siegel at Starts with a Bang posts some of the gems he has received along with his translations of the comments and his responses:

The labs were too long. The professor should've made them shorter.
Translation: I don't want the three-hour lab I registered for to take three hours.
Response: You have unrealistic expectations, and clearly did not read the course description before signing up for the course, or the syllabus that I gave you once you had signed up for the course. Try getting your work done instead of goofing off with your lab partners.
The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.