Ed Yong’s Microbiome book now videos!

My favorite popular science book of the year, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES by British science communicator Ed Yong (my review here), is now being adapted into a series of YouTube videos. This book is all about the microbiome–microorganisms that live in and on other life forms and are necessary for life in countless ways. Here’s the first, focusing on the role of gut microorganisms in termite digestion:

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Yes, he did say, “intergenerational butt licking.”

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