Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news.

Credit: Mayo Clinic

The newest weapon in the fight against AIDS: Glowing kittens. [ScienceNOW] The Golden Gate Bridge – iconic symbol of San Francisco or the world’s most impractical thermometer? [Punctuated Equilibrium] When the Newscripts gang was in college, we had The Biochemists’ Songbook to help us learn the Krebs Cycle (sung to “Waltzing Matilda,” we recall). Now the Krebs Cycle has gotten a hip-hop makeover. [NPR] “Clean jeans” tidy up the air around them with embedded photocatalysts. Does this mean they’ll smell less when left in heap on the bedroom floor? [Guardian] Fatherhood strips men of testosterone. In return they get sleepless nights and clothes stained with spitup. [NY Times] Zombie caterpillars. (Makes the Newscripts gang think of the worst children’s book ever:  “The next day the zombie caterpillar ate three brains, but he was still hungry.”) [LA Times]

Author: Bethany Halford

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