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Let Us Know How the Brain Cake Tastes

If you are heading to the Latitude Festival, a four-day long music festival in Henham Park in Suffolk, England, watch out for Guerilla Science. This group, started by Oxford chemistry graduate Richard Bowdler in 2007, "spread[s] science by stealth." In the Guardian, Zoe Cormier says, "Science is not about the soulless study of statistics, it is about questioning and celebrating what it means to be alive – which is exactly what music festivals are for." The group wants festival-goers "to taste a brain made of cake, spy the moons of Jupiter, dance to fractals, hunt for the Higgs, and ponder how utterly astounding it is that you are reading these words at all."

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.