Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Steve Jobs action figure released. Can you think of any chemists who deserve such immortalization? What accessories would they have? [Courier Mail]
Scientists not messing around anymore, fight invasive fish species with water cannons. [MSNBC]
Expanding on the idea of the “fat suit” and the “pregnancy suit,” MIT researchers unveil AGNES, the “old suit.” The Newscripts gang requests a “superathlete suit” be released next. [LA Times]
File this under “You just spent how much time and money to study something that seems obvious?”: Researchers report that fountain pens work via capillary action. [Physorg.com]
Who better to explain why atoms have so much empty space than “Hot Fuzz” star Simon Pegg? [io9]
Every wonder why alcohol is measured in “proof?” We’ll give you a hint: It has to do with gunpowder. [Gizmodo]