It’s a big month for me. Fall is scientific meeting time, and that means I am flying hither and yon, and spending way too much time smelling airplane exhaust. But what have I been tweeting about?
Grab some coffee. Sip with me.
There is now an insurance code for being attacked by an orca. Because…why not? ow.ly/STY6w
There’s a kickstarter to make a cheap laboratory that fits in your pocket. I want one, but wish it contained a PCR.ow.ly/T1BtL
Styrofoam may no longer be forever. Mealworms will eat it (but only if they can’t get at something else).http://ow.ly/T1BIF
This is why you get your tetanus shot. Yikes. http://ow.ly/T1Cj1 “The grinning death”
Tired of raking? This kid was. So he decided to extract sugars for biofuel from the leaves on his lawn. For science.http://ow.ly/T271W
Poop-imitating seeds trick dung beetles into doing the dirty work.http://ow.ly/T4ixE
There is a Halloween Whopper. And it’s black. And it turns your poop green…and that’s what you get for eating it. ow.ly/T4GPm
Something I never really thought about before. People in Antarctica drink. A lot. Maybe too much. ow.ly/T4LoI
SO CUTE! The hog-nosed rat! A new mammal! Also it has a “mane” of pubic hair. Because…why not? ow.ly/T5twG
Really cool: Where humans once lived, animals now thrive. Chernobyl. ow.ly/T5z1Q
This guy thinks we could curb overeating by eating more delicious food. I’m skeptical, but…I volunteer anyway. 🙂 http://ow.ly/T6gxA
MSG. It is fine for you. It’s also in, um, everything. Like tomatoes. And cheese. Also, it’s DELICIOUS. http://ow.ly/T7MdX
This is really cool. A neurological condition, diagnosed across the centuries. Via handwriting. http://ow.ly/T8qUH
How far will athletes take technology to gain an edge? http://ow.ly/T8vJF
Caffeinated peanut butter. Make it almond butter. Then take ALL MY MONEY.http://ow.ly/T8vNa
What do you do when your girlfriend is 70 times bigger than you? http://ow.ly/T8w1K I love nature.
Should our dietary guidelines include sustainability? Well, apparently they’re not going to. http://ow.ly/T8wgq
There’s now a goal to create a sexier space suit. http://ow.ly/T8wDB I would kind of hope they’d go for yoga-pant comfort before sexy.
Cornfields are not square. They are circular. I actually knew this. I kind of figured a lot of people knew this? http://ow.ly/T8wSl
I got a reminder of this old piece, and I just had to reshare it. The social psychology of FARTING. ow.ly/Taw7h
This teen invented a better fire shelter. Using chemicals found in diapers. And a blow torch. And eggs. As you do.ow.ly/TbgCd
And THIS teen designed a test to ferret out how many of her fellow students cheat. The results are sad. ow.ly/TbgPx
Investigation finds prof violated univ sexual harassment policy. Seems univ response is, Hey don’t do that again. 😕buzzfeed.com/azeenghorayshi…
How scientists fool themselves.ow.ly/2bvG00
And now I’m off, it’s the National Association of Science Writers meeting, and it’s time to hang out and pontificate on our existence. 🙂