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Amusing News Aliquots

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

Colin Purrington studied how various inks hang tough in the lab. Credit: Colin Purrington

Which ink should you use in your lab notebook? This guy has thought a lot about it. [ColinPurrington.com]

Researchers cure mice of peanut allergies. Speedy Gonzales raids Reese’s plant. ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! [Northwestern]

Alzheimer’s could be contagious, say scientists who injected brain material from patients into mice. Now if we could just get Alzheimer’s patients to stop injecting others with their brain bits. [Discovery News]

The Big Picture: Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. Neurons, microchips, and water fleas–oh my! [Boston.com]

LEGOs + cell phone = new sensor for watching cells grow in real time. [Gizmodo]

Want to slow down an already slow commute? Ban the single-driver hybrid vehicles from the carpool lane, transportation engineers say. [Berkeley]

 

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