Amusing News Aliquots
Sep01

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Firing laser beams at the sky could make it rain. No word on what angry sea bass will do with this technology. [Guardian] “Science Friday” takes on the origin of the word “chemistry.” [NPR] From the ACS meeting: Twelve months of studying panda poop to improve biofuel production? Where do we sign up? [iO9] Coral makes its own sunscreen, researchers say. Apparently, the organism just got tired of waiting for Banana Boat to make a lotion that lasts underwater indefinitely. [ScienceDaily] The wags over at the Annals of Improbable Research seem to be having a ball at the ACS meeting. [AIR] Salt of the earth vs. salt of the sea.  [NY Times] Why you should never bring a UV lamp into a hotel room....

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