Amusing News Aliquots

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

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Chemcraft nostalgia: Ah, the good old days of chemistry sets with cyanide and uranium dust. [iO9] Meth-cooking chemist sets up early for the ACS meeting. [Philly Inquirer] Using a 3-D printer to replicate your own brain in chocolate: hilarious and fun [Newscripts]. But using a 3-D printer to replicate your unborn fetus as a keepsake statue in clear “amniotic” resin? We think this might be crossing over into the Creepy Zone. [iO9] Deep-sea squid breaks off its arms to confuse predators and then flee. And you thought Arm Fall Off Boy was a lame DC Comics superhero. Shows what you know. [Gizmodo] Fish in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. [WA Today] If you’ve got a smartphone and 100 million yen, you could control this massive, gun-toting robot. [Guardian] You can keep your fancy office espresso machine. The Newscripts gang would prefer this pancake-making machine any day. [BoingBoing]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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