Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Where some see a stinky armpit, this Ph.D. student saw a novel method for making cheese. [Improbable Research]
Latex condoms? So five minutes ago. The new hotness is electrospun nanofiber condoms. [PopSci]
Bad news for those of us who have lost our sense of smell from breathing the air in the organic lab: Scientists say a strong sense of smell is key to a happy relationship. [Daily Mail]
New study, completed in Turkey, shows that treating gum disease also improves erectile dysfunction. Newscripts wonders whether the researchers did a control for bad breath simply keepin’ the ladies away. [Vitals/NBCNews]
A nice explainer on the perils of moonshine and drinking oneself blind. [Slate]
Experiment from 1995 finds that cowboy boots impart less balance to subjects than tennis shoes. Give those researchers some more funds! [Discoblog]