Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Jeff Huber.
Credit: Ren Netherland/Barcroft Media/Landov

Credit: Ren Netherland/Barcroft Media/Landov

Dog owners get their pets all dolled up for creative dog-grooming contest. “I really am a good boy for putting up with this,” canine entrants quietly think to themselves. [BBC] It’s getting hot out there. Perfect time to debunk some myths about ice in cocktails. [Serious Eats] North American spider dies after it mates for the first time. And no, that’s not the pitch for an animated version of “Fatal Attraction.” [Science News] Watch how your used glass bottles get recycled into new ones. [NPR] Scientist estimates the death toll of Superman’s fight scenes in “Man of Steel” because that’s what you want to think about when watching a fun summer blockbuster. [BuzzFeed] The scoop on ecofriendly diaper chemistry. [Slate] Manufacturer of human-waste-based fertilizer has received a “nuisance odor violation.” Wait! You can do that?! exclaims those living downwind of the Bonnaroo music festival. [KHOU-TV] Hey scientists, help the media get it right. Just like Paul did while correcting reports that a “poisonous gas” was produced when some fools threw liquid nitrogen into a swimming pool. [ChemBark]

Author: Bethany Halford

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