Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

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Firing laser beams at the sky could make it rain. No word on what angry sea bass will do with this technology. [Guardian] “Science Friday” takes on the origin of the word “chemistry.” [NPR] From the ACS meeting: Twelve months of studying panda poop to improve biofuel production? Where do we sign up? [iO9] Coral makes its own sunscreen, researchers say. Apparently, the organism just got tired of waiting for Banana Boat to make a lotion that lasts underwater indefinitely. [ScienceDaily] The wags over at the Annals of Improbable Research seem to be having a ball at the ACS meeting. [AIR] Salt of the earth vs. salt of the sea.  [NY Times] Why you should never bring a UV lamp into a hotel room. [Slate]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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