Here’s what we’re reading:
1. The plant to avert our post-apocalyptic antibiotic crisis
“A new report estimates that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now.”
2. Trudeau apologizes
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he behaved inappropriately in the House of Commons and he apologizes ‘unreservedly’ for an incident Wednesday in which he crossed the floor to try to drag the Conservative Whip to his seat and elbowed a New Democrat MP in the process.”
+1: A scene-by-scene breakdown of what happened yesterday in the House of Commons.
+1: The Liberal government has pulled back its controversial Motion 6.
3. Is your gut making you depressed?
“The latest research shows that the digestive tract and the central nervous system maintain a complex two-way line of communication via the ‘gut-brain axis.’ Studies where researchers manipulated the gut bacteria in mice have shown that these microbes influence how the brain develops, particularly the regions that influence the stress response and conditions related to stress, such as anxiety and depression.”
4. It’s 2016, so why do politicians still care so much about manufacturing?
“Instead, we desperately need to direct our attention towards improving the jobs of the new working class — the legions of fast food, retail, health care, and janitorial jobs who now form the backbone of our economy. These are jobs that can’t be outsourced to China, Vietnam, or India.”
5. The business of too much TV
“There are more great shows in production now than ever before — but it’s never been harder to make one.”
+1: Men are sabotaging the online reviews of tv shows aimed at women. C’mon, guys… be cool.