Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Some sneaky chemists are swapping the fat in chocolate with fruit juice. [Futurity]
Belgian doctor finds most fertile uteruses have “mathematically perfect” dimensions. Who funds this stuff? [Guardian]
Cool kid news: 13-year-old homeschooler finds meteorite with homemade metal detector. [LA Times]
The Gates Foundation prepares its grantees with fake poop. [NPR]
This woman says the wizarding gene that explains Harry Potter’s world might be ”caused by an expansion of trinucleotide repeats with non-Mendelian ratios of inheritance.” [iO9]
Here’s looking at you, Cornell: School’s researchers scientifically analyze what makes memorable movie quotes memorable. [Technology Review/MIT]
Awww, man. Online marketplace Etsy says its vendors can’t sell human bones (skulls, skeletons, etc.) Newscripts is gonna have to find some new items for our Holiday Gift Guide. [iO9]