Chemistry Newsbytes

shutterstock_1617117.jpgSpit parties: Martinis, music, and genetic testing. Guardian Neglecting your house plants? They're probably making their own painkillers. LA Times Fat helps mice keep trim. ScienceNOW Happy belated birthday, Michael Faraday. Wired Hey kids, only a few days left to get your National Chemistry Week poster entry ready. Rohm and Haas Slashdotters weigh in on whether docs need to take O-Chem. Slashdot Scientists discover a "chemical equator" protecting Antarctica. New Scientist The inside scoop on one company's "ethanol-making bug lab." CNet