Amusing News Aliquots

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

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Easter Island’s statues “walked” to their positions, archaeologists say. Hmmm … this seems exactly like what the aliens would WANT us to think. [Cosmic Log/MSNBC]

Injections of strychnine, tinctures of cocaine, and sips of alcohol—sports doping in the Victorian era. [Guardian]

A cheery list of 10 very deadly proteins. [iO9]

Airport security doesn’t care what you’re carrying. If it’s got over 100 mL of liquid, it’s gotta be checked. So, if you make organs from stem cells, it’s good to know someone with their own pilot’s license. [NPR]

Plants don’t just communicate via chemical signals. They click at each other, scientists say. [Medical Daily]

Hey DIYers and bubbly lovers, here’s how to make your own home carbonations system. [PopSci]

Computer scientist writes algorithm to put together 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle in 24 hours. Doesn’t that take some of the fun out of it? [Phys.org]


 

Author: Bethany Halford

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