Amusing News Aliquots

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

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Ever thought it might be fun to eat a chocolate replica of your own brain? This guy did. + video [Instructables]

When dropped on the floor, dry foods such as biscuits pick up less bacteria than hydrated foods such as pasta. So the 10,000-second rule applies to that piece of popcorn you’ve been stashing under the couch. [LA Weekly]

And you thought you had it tough as a graduate student. Just imagine what life was like back in 1983 for the folks who characterized the odorous components of swine manure. [Discoblog]

Things to ask Santa for: A vending machine that distributes gloves, chemicals, and NMR tubes. [Chemistry Blog]

Highway engineers meet your new bosses: Slime mold could have designed America’s interstate system. [NY Times]

Hooray for science. Brain implant allows paralyzed woman to move a robotic arm with her thoughts. [Guardian]

Author: Bethany Halford

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  1. That’s the weirdest use of 3d printing I’ve seen so far :)

    How soon will we have print to order your *bodypart* in chocolate store? I would order one.. just need an mri scan first.

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