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