Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news.

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Sure, we call them rats with wings. But pigeons’ feathers sure are pretty. Here’s why. [io9] Robot uses the force—van der Waals force, that is—to climb walls gecko-style. [Bretibart] Hate your mom’s brussels sprouts? Don’t blame her cooking. Blame her genes. [Guardian] If this isn’t silly science, we don’t know what is: Ghost tracking gadgets. [NPR] Tell the doctor doing your colonoscopy to turn off the Springsteen and crank up the Mozart. [Annals of Improbable Research] Not really news, but it makes us laugh: The Occupy Your Flask movement. [Chemjobber]

Author: Bethany Halford

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