Thursday, July 27, 2017

Science News of the Weird

By Alex Berezow — July 21, 2017

As a native Midwesterner who made the move across the country to Seattle for graduate school, I have grown accustomed to very pleasant summers. Apparently, I have grown soft as well. When I got on the plane at SeaTac, it was about 75 degrees. When the plane landed on Venus in Kansas City, it was nearly 100 degrees. I guess I just never noticed how miserably hot Midwestern summers are. And the cicadas? Goodness. Shut up already.

Coming back to the Midwest -- which I don't do often since most of my family has left -- creates in me a weird mix of nostalgia and déjà vu. But it's definitely not as weird as these stories from the past week:

1. Mice fall from the ceiling of Chipotle.......
2. Panera Bread continues its war on chemistry.......
3. An anti-GMO activist accuses a science journalist of being pro-science........
4. Serial cat killer sentenced to 16 years in prison.........
5. Coffee recalled for containing "Viagra-like" ingredient.........To Read More...

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