Amusing News Aliquots

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

Someone actually set up this shot and took this photo. Seriously. Credit: McMaster University

Researchers find that key genes turn mice into couch potatoes. Best picture of a mouse on a tiny couch you’ll see all week. [ScienceDaily]

The pungent punch of horseradish could bring new pain relievers. [Washington Post]

Potatoes – if you don’t fry them, they might be good for you, after all. [NPR]

Cocrystal explosive goes boom, but not too soon. [Science News]

Aqueous reagent called Scale renders tissue samples transparent. Brain slices would like you to stop looking at their unmentionables. [iO9]

We know graduate school is tough. But running a meth lab out of your apartment is not the way to a better life, OK? [The Dartmouth]

Did you ever wish your grapes tasted more like cotton candy? A UK supermarket has what you’re looking for. [Guardian]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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  1. “Best picture of a mouse on a tiny couch you’ll see all week.”

    I think this might be the best picture of a mouse on a tiny couch I’ll ever see.