Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
The Newscripts gang is a little unsure of what to make of this drug development video game. What we think would be awesome is a grad school video game (dodge your P.I., keep the neighboring lab members from stealing your glassware, bonus points for getting the most coveted NMR time.) [PSFK via In the Pipeline]
Is your labmate acting reckless? Perhaps they ate some raw steak. [SciAm]
That’s hot. 3D printer makes glass objects using only sun and sand. [Humans Invent]
New Jersey scientist would like you to help fund his “meth lab.” [TPM]
Vampire squid from hell eats poop. Need we say more? [New Scientist]
Not silly or amusing in the least, but we wanted you to know we hear you: Rudy says we’re not journalists and ACS gets a beating in the blogosphere. [Emily Willingham], [ChemBark], [Chemjobber], and many other places.