SciFriday: Fungus Among Us

A strain of yeast called Candida auris is causing deadly infections at hospitals around the world. It kills almost half of the patients who contract it within 90 days, according to the CDC, which calls C. auris an “urgent threat.” We discuss the danger and the possible cause—heavy use of fungicides on crops.

Also: Science acknowledges power of prayer; evangelicals issue statement on AI; and Amazon employs thousands of workers to listen to your Alexa conversations.

Here is the link to the “Evangelical Statement of Principles” on artificial intelligence that we discuss toward the end of the program.