It wasn’t intentional, but today’s issue is looking distinctly creepy.

First, our latest serialized story, Experimenting with the senses by chemical engineering professor Mark Keane, is starting to feel a bit uncomfortable. What will the (fictional) chemistry professor do to his recalcitrant daughter in the name of science? (At least, we very much hope this isn’t autobiographical…just kidding, Professor Keane.)

Second, we’ve got some marvelously spooky flash fiction from immunologist Anne Burke, who looks like she’s writing what she knows only all too well.

We hope you enjoy them. And just a reminder that we are always looking for great new original writers. So if you have any ideas, get in touch on editorial[at] – don’t be shy!

Finally, I’d just like to let you all know that we are gearing up to publish our latest update of the Lab Lit List. We’ve got quite a few new ones to add to our 200+ collection – look out for that in February. If you have any to suggest, now would be a good time.

In the meantime, happy reading!