Amusing News Aliquots
Jun30

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Excavation at the University of Edinburgh unearths equipment likely used by 18th century chemist Joseph Black, the discoverer of carbon dioxide. [Scotsman; Bonus video @ NatureNews]. Patrick McGovern has the Newscripts Gang’s dream job: Beer archeologist. [Smithsonian] Math is getting its own museum. [NYT] What makes New York bagels so scrumptious? Is it the water chemistry? Whatever it is, we’d like ours with cream cheese and tomatoes, please. [Slate] As if the rigors of P-Chem weren’t enough, chemist and author Peter Atkins ponders the beginning of the universe in his new book “On Being.” [Brainiac] Extract from cinnamon bark slows development of Alzheimer’s disease. Frank Herbert was right all along: The spice must flow. [UPI] “Pi Day” is under attack! “Tau Day” supporters so angry—and they hate lemon meringue....

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