Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week's science news.
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]