Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

William Lipscomb/Photo by James S. Lipscomb

Got a good story about late Chemistry Nobel Laureate William Lipscomb? The Annals of Improbable Research want to hear from you. [AIR]

Your dishwasher is trying to kill you with fungus. Evil robots everywhere rejoice. [Physorg.com]

Award-winning whisky maker is Kraft-chemist-turned-teacher-turned-distiller. “I decided that I really wanted to turn my chemistry from doing good to doing bad,” he says.  “To turn to the dark side.” [The Age]

Hammocks rock … you to sleep. And here’s the neuroscience to prove it. [NPR]

Synthetic highs are big business for garage chemists. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

Drinking coffee protects against Alzheimer’s disease. Yet another reason to have that fifth cup of the day. Or was it fourth? We can’t remember. [LabSpaces]

Author: Bethany Halford

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