Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: McAlpine et al./Princeton

In the future, your teeth may transmit signals … to doctors. You thought we were going to say aliens, didn’t you? Now THAT’s crazy. [RSC] Torani to unveil syrup flavored like chicken and waffles for your bizarre latte cravings. Newscripts gang looking for “The Onion” stamp on this one, but it looks legit and we were right. It was an April Fool's joke. [Torani via The Impulsive Buy] Fun with crayons and a spectrophotometer. [Photo Journal via the Annals of Improbable Research] Snow and avalanche researchers lend Nestlé a hand in understanding why ice cream goes bad. [GeekoSystem] Which wine pairs best with semiconductors? [Discoblog] Nine reasons not to work with pure evil (which apparently comes from toasters in the south of England). [Boing Boing] Researchers investigate pros and cons of breeding cows that are less flatulent. Con: Cows no longer fun at frat parties. [TVNZ]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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  1. Wait wait – are you saying ice cream goes bad? How can that be? It doesn’t go bad at my house. Who are these people who buy ice cream and don’t eat it? The solution to this problem is to send any unwanted ice cream to me.

  2. The Impulsive Buy link now says that the chicken n’ waffles syrup flavoring was an April Fool’s Day joke…

  3. Thanks Mike! I think posting it before April 1 is cheating though, don’t you?