Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

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This is a spider. This is a spider on drugs. Nine of NASA’s oddest experiments. [HuffPost] Tuskfish caught on camera using rock—a tool—to open shell for food. “Nothing to see here,” fish says when spotted, swims away, whistling. [Science] Animals’ tools for keeping cool. [WashPost] Mycologists stumble upon rare glow-in-the-dark mushrooms in Brazil. The Newscripts gang loves the linguistic coincidence that the fungus was discovered by a man named Gardner and rediscovered by a fellow named Desjardins. [iO9]          For more Newscripts reading on Desjardins and his discoveries, click here and here. Scientists grow tooth from stem cells, transplant into mouse jaw. Mouse really should consider some whitening strips. [Daily Mail] Check out this nifty video on how old school Polaroid instant film is made. [Gizmodo]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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