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.

Author: Bethany Halford

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  1. Thanks for pointing this out and sharing, @curiouswavefxn.

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