Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news.

Credit: flickr user jeamac

Welcome to the periodic table, livermorium and flerovium. You both sound delicious. [Christian Science Monitor] Mundane objects owned by chemistry superstars – Royal Society’s archives include Dmitri Mendeleev’s business cards and Ernest Rutherford’s potato masher. [Guardian] The Grinch appears to be at work as “Once Upon A Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri” is cancelled this year. [Wisconsin State Journal] Peppermint mochas we can get with. Peppermint dance clubs? Not so much. [Discoblog] What to do when you’ve got a stockpile of explosives and no one to hurl them at? Why not use them to tenderize meat? [Guardian] Just 23 days left of the International Year of Chemistry. Check out these posters before the International Year of Something Else is upon us. [NY Times]  

Author: Bethany Halford

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