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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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Scientists take another step toward making the highly desired “invisibility cloak,” by masking objects in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hey hover-board scientists, the Newscripts gang would now like an update on YOUR progress. [BBC News]

U.K. chemists develop first magnetic soap. Newscripts gang wonder what happens if you wash with it and then go use the NMR. [PopSci]

Retired chemist (of course) figures out how to make hooch taste like high-end whiskey. [Gizmodo]

Attention Wine Spectator writers: Be prepared to add “with hints of meteorite” to your wine descriptions. [io9]

And in a final shot of alcohol-tinged news, mad scientist and cocktail whiz Dave Arnold opens his own bar. Get your cocktails fresh from the rotovap in NYC at Booker & Dax (2nd Ave. and 13th St.) [NY Post]

Who knew that tree rings could compose a musical score? Watch out John Williams, your job might be in jeopardy. [Gizmodo]

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