Amusing News Aliquots

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

To magneto-sense, or not to magneto-sense? That is the question. Credit: Flickr user Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden

Scientists squabble over whether cows really line up with Earth’s magnetic fields. Apparently one team didn’t use the correct cowculator. [NatureNews]

Scientist works toward making first lab-grown hamburger. Hmmm … the Newscripts gang isn’t so sure that the McPetriDish has quite the same ring as the McRib. [iO9]

Raid the stock room of liquid nitrogen and open up your own ice cream shop! But, um, do tell the reporters the correct temperature of the cold stuff. [South Bend Tribune]

If you just can’t keep that ethyl-2-cyanoacrylate out of your ears, someone has found a way to help you. [Improbable.com]

If you thought organ transplants were amazing, you should check out fecal transplants. [Scientific American]

Woman studies 400 YouTube videos of dogs chasing their tails in the name of research. [Discoblog]

There’s an app for that. Learn about DNA by repairing it correctly. [iTunes]

 

 

Author: Lauren Wolf

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  1. “Newscripts gang isn’t so sure that the McPetriDish has quite the same ring as the McRib”

    If you had any idea what was in a “McRib”, you might be a little more keen on the lab-grown food. Google it if you dare and have a strong stomach.