Amusing News Aliquots

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

Defending the environment and looking cute in her spare time. Credit: Flickr user mikebaird

Sea otters: Our latest adorable weapon in the fight against global warming. [Latinos Post]

Giant woolly mammothsicle found in Russia. Let’s all speculate about cloning the thing. [Yahoo!]

Want to make your own Stradivarius violin? Just add fungi. [iO9]

Scientists feed pigs wine or vodka to determine which is better for heart health. Miss Piggy would like a cosmopolitan, please. [UPI]

Now that it’s got making graphene in the bag, Scotch tape has moved on. The wonder adhesive now produces superconductors. [Geekosystem]

Alan Turing–famed mathematician, father of computer science, and all-around rockstar–to get his own Monopoly edition. [CNET]

The force is with these Kentucky hackers, who modified a Star Wars toy to blow up watermelons with the power of one’s mind. [CBC News]

Author: Lauren Wolf

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  1. I’m not sure that today a game of speculative real estate transactions is a fitting honor for anyone who has made a positive contribution to humanity.