Amusing News Aliquots
Jun05

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings of this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Chobani claims scientists have nothing to do with their 100-calorie yogurt. That’s a relief since science is, after all, “an adulterant known to dramatically inflate calorie count.” [Popular Science] “Finally, scientific research on kissing!” nerds everywhere cheer. Some result tidbits: Men who kiss their wives before work live...

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Amusing News Aliquots
May29

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Photographer is the lone bidder on a Russian space flight suit, giving rise to the poignant and funny “Everyday Astronaut” series. [BuzzFeed] Doctors are beginning Sci-Fi-esque human trials of cooling trauma victims to a state of “suspended animation” to buy more time to fix wounds. [The Atlantic] Is beer taking up too...

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Amusing News Aliquots
May22

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. A zoo in the Philippines has begun offering its patrons a snake massage, in which four pythons crawl over the bodies of their massage subjects. In related news, a zoo in the Philippines has begun feeding its pythons humans with bad backs. [Metro] Shortly after being born, a baby moose in Ontario made a trip to Tim Hortons. ...

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Amusing News Aliquots
May09

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Because having Siri read you walking directions wasn’t futuristic enough, you can now get haptic footwear that while gently guide you in the direction you should walk. [Springwise] Shampoos and bodywashes may contain a carcinogen. It’s bad news for those who showered today, and good news for those looking for excuse not to....

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Amusing News Aliquots
May01

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Praying mantises fitted with world’s tiniest 3D glasses. In other news, praying mantises swarm local movie theater hoping to see “Avatar.” [Pop Sci] Attention male researchers: Step away from the mice. Apparently men’s pheromones make mice stressed and more timid, whereas female researchers have no such effect. Time to revisit...

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Flame Challenge’s Competitive Field Narrows
Apr30

Flame Challenge’s Competitive Field Narrows

Yesterday, the Flame Challenge announced via Twitter their finalists for this year’s contest to answer the question “What is color?” And science enthusiasts everywhere are tickled pink. The Flame Challenge is an annual competition sponsored by Stony Brook University’s Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. As the center’s name suggests, the purpose of the Flame Challenge is to improve science...

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