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Amusing News Aliquots

Some silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Credit: Flickr/magic robots

Foot odor, in various chemical ratios, attracts malaria-bearing mosquitoes. Bowling alley proprietors panic. [m.knoxnews.com]

DeconGel: The peelable blue goo that’s tidying up Fukushima. [CNN Money]

We’ve written about how cats lap up liquids before [C&EN]. Now researchers have shown that dogs are just as sophisticated when they drink. “Take that and stuff it in your catnip,” says Marmaduke. [BBC News]

Want to dress in a futuristic way, like Katy Perry? Now you can, with LEDs for clothing and accessories. Makers not responsible if you kiss a girl and like it. [Wired Gadget Lab]

Does shaking hands at graduation put you in peril of passing pathogens? [Guardian]

Put that pickle down. Your condiment is full of carcinogens. [Slate]

Is proving the obvious a waste of research money? Well, duh. [LA Times]

Some serious medchem in a place you might not expect it. [High Times]