Scent of a Tiger: A Pennsylvania-based company plans to release perfume and cologne inspired by LSU, reports The Daily Reveille. The new scents, created by Masik Collegiate Fragrances, should be available in April at the campus bookstore, local retailers and online. Company officials told The Reveille the school’s purple and gold colors led to using hints of “lavender, honey, amber and bourbon.” Masik has made fragrances for Penn State and North Carolina; LSU’s scent is coming out around the same time as other SEC schools such as Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. Read the story here.
Watch out: A retired ornithologist says rising populations are leading to more bird strikes, like the one that’s being blamed for Thursday’s dramatic airline crash in the Hudson River. Richard A. Dolbeer told MSNBC.com that improved wildlife conservation has led to a “remarkable increase” in populations of large birds, such as bald eagles, snow geese and Canada geese. Quieter engines are also making it more difficult for birds to detect airplanes. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the number of bird strikes have increased more than four times since 1990, going from 1,738 per year to 7,439 in 2007. Read the full story here.