This one, from Harper’s Findings, caused my mouth to drop open:
DNA can be sampled from the air of a room in which naked mole rats have been dwelling.
It’s from Harper’s Weekly Review, of course, but I have some questions.
1) Whose DNA?
2) How do (presumably) scientists grab that DNA? Do they run around the room brandishing Q-tips?
3) Why is the DNA in the air? I mean, what did the mole rats do to shed DNA — if indeed, the DNA is the mole rats’? This isn’t clear at all.
4) Aren’t all mole rats naked?
5) What is a mole rat?
6) Should I continue?