Amusing News Aliquots

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

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This guy milks black widow spiders as part of his research. In this case, we’re kind of glad we just worked with chemicals in a wet lab. [Gizmodo] Meet E. Chromi – the bacteria that colors your poop based on what ails you. [Inhabitat] Playing with molecular modeling kit, fifth grader discovers novel compound. What to do? Give her coauthorship. [The Mary Sue] Move over minty mouth sprays. Marijuana mouth sprays are on their way. [CBS] First there was medical marijuana. Now doctors are looking to the club drug ketamine for treating depression. [NPR] Wonder if these guys thought, during their studies to become scientists, they’d be dreaming up new ways to make breakfast cereal change color. [Guardian]

Author: Bethany Halford

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