Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford.
Chemistry shutterbugs meet your forefather: Robert Cornelius, the chemist who took the very first candid photograph. [The Daily]
Chemistry teachers beware: Leaving experimental apparatus in the back of your truck might bring you a visit from the bomb squad. [Sacto 9-1-1]
Check out this cool looking hydrothermal vent worm. Wasn’t this guy in one of the Star Wars movies? [FEI]
It’s a good thing hermit crabs don’t throw stones. Howard the hairy hermit crab just got a custom-made glass house. [Daily Mail]
Slate answers the question the Newscripts gang ponders when opening a new box of shoes or running column: What Happens if I Eat Silica Gel? [Slate]