Amusing News Aliquots
Jun07

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Got a thing for librarians? Now you can smell like a book. [Steidl] How do you weigh a dinosaur? Why, with a laser beam, of course. [Not Exactly Rocket Science] The law tries to keep up with garage chemists making analogs of THC in “a giant game of chemical Whack-a-Mole.” [Gizmodo] Mosquitoes + raindrops + high speed video = awesome. [Huffington Post] Here’s a job you don’t want: Developing stink bombs for the Department of Defense. [New Scientist] In honor of Ray Bradbury, here are the most beautiful covers of “Fahrenheit 451.” [Slate]  ...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Jun02

Amusing News Aliquots

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

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