Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Illustrators honor Charlie Hebdo victims, California's bullet train, antibiotics pulled from dirt and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Cartoonists Honor Charlie Hebdo Victims Following the tragic attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, illustrators all over the world came to the support of their peers with some doodles of their own. While some are new and some are reruns of older cartoons, all are relevant to the recent events. Demilked has rounded up 29 of these thoughtful, creative tributes. …

Antibiotics Pulled from Dirt

Researchers have discovered an effective new antibiotic from an unlikely source: a pile of dirt. The new drug, teixobactin, has so far been tested on mice and was found to cure many severe infections without side effects, and it did so in a way that would not allow bacteria to become immune to it. Teixobactin has yet to be tested on humans, but if it …