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Amusing News Aliquots

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

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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]

1 Comment

  • Jan 5th 201213:01
    by qvxb

    Some proposed research for psychologists or sociologists: Why do many fountain-pen users own dozens of pens and lust for more? Same question for ink.

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