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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news.

Credit: Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research

Sometimes an experiment literally laughs in your face. [News.com.au]

Funky facts about the fungus among us (hey, if NPR can’t resist, why should the Newscripts gang?). [NPR]

What will become of butter boy? According to the New York Times, “Today, he’s the talk of the town, but tomorrow he’ll be converted into a pile of melted grease to be mixed in with liquid manure.” [NYT]

CSI with an English accent: Inside one of Britain’s most prominent crime labs. [The Guardian]

The curious history of artemisinin. [NYT]

Is your dog a zen master? The answer is in his DNA. [ScienceNow]



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