Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. MIT’s latest hack—that’s prank to all you landlubbers—might be the coolest yet. Students rigged the windows of a building to play Tetris. [PCWorld] With all the other stuff we’ve been sending into space, it’s about time someone sent a rubber chicken there. [CNET] Enormous bunny rabbits with big, pointy teeth once roamed the Earth. Were they looking for shrubbery? [NPR] Last year, Newscripts wrote about Forbes’ ranking of the 15 wealthiest characters of the fictional universe. But we had a bone to pick with its valuation of Smaug the dragon. Forbes now reconsiders the err of its not-nerdy-enough ways. [Forbes] Why every crematorium needs a metal detector. [Guardian] Seriously, what is up with kids these days? Teenagers are now drinking hand sanitizer for its alcohol content. [LA Times] From the Portlandia files: A retirement home for chickens. [NY Times] Moles beat archaeologists to buried British treasure. [Guardian]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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