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Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH

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.

3 Comments

  • Sep 27th 201212:09
    by Curious Wavefunction

    I now have a fuller response to Mr. Baum’s editorial here.

  • Sep 28th 201208:09
    by Lauren Wolf

    Thanks for pointing this out and sharing, @curiouswavefxn.

  • Nov 15th 201209:11
    by Tony

    Isn’t Rockstars game Bully already kind of like a grad school where you’re avoiding your P.I. `:)

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