Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. The famous 1927 Solvay Conference photo (you know, the one with 29 famous scientists, including Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Niels Bohr) has been colorized. The coffee breaks at that meeting must have been epic. [io9] This dog doesn’t sniff for drugs. He sniffs for whale feces. And apparently, it doesn’t smell that bad. [Denver Post] Speaking of dogs, some lucky canine from the 1800s got its own set of samurai armor. [io9] “Deceit Perfume,” concealing soldiers in Iran since … well, we’re not sure this’ll actually work. But it comes in rainy weather and tea scents. [Wired] His mother must be so proud: Russian patents method for disposing of human waste during times of war. Insert poop into explosive shell, fire from tank. [The Guardian] People “unplugged” from their email for five days did not spontaneously combust. [LA Times] Physicists derive strategies for savoring candy. [NPR]

Author: Bethany Halford

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