Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Camoflage patent

Credit: USPTO

This patent for a camouflage system might be brilliant, but what we really love is the drawing. [Improbable Research] Vegetarians less likely to have fun than meat eaters, study says. Wait. No, no. We meant “cardiac disease,” not “fun.” [iO9] Not sure how to feel about this fellow representing the profession: Cannabis chemist and mustache model Joe Rutkowski talks about analytical chemistry and cape wearing. [Huffington Post] Chemical engineer Rebecca Reid dreams up new brews for Anheuser-Busch. [Wall Street Journal] So you’ve got some undergrads sitting around. What do you do with ‘em? Put them in sensory deprivation suits and make them crawl around on all fours tracking the scent of chocolate. In the name of science, of course. [iO9] “People's concerns about excessive flatulence from eating beans may be exaggerated,” study concludes. Man, we thought they were the magical fruit. So disillusioned. [Discoblog]

Author: Bethany Halford

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