Weekly Science Blog Roundup

By Nina Bai | December 5, 2008 6:57 pm

Yee-haw! It’s the blog roundup.• Ever wanted to scratch-n-sniff Michael Phelps? The current issue of People features a special “Sexy Scents” section with “scratch-n-sniff” photos of hunky men and their preferred odors. (Is it chlorine?)

• One of the two orb weaver spiders on the International Space Station escaped, briefly. Now it’s back and weaving webs of confusion in zero-gravity.

• Amateur astronomers are keeping an eye on the tool bag that was lost during a recent space walk. They say it’s about as bright as the planet Neptune.

• Keystroke like a pro with free Gmail keyboard shortcut stickers! Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope to them via old-fashioned snailmail.

• Otto the hermit-crab-juggling octopus is up to more mischief. Now he’s shooting out the spot lights above his tank with jets of water, causing aquarium-wide blackouts.

• Meet Jollbot, the first robot that can both jump and roll.

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