Amusing News Aliquots

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

Photography by Gerry Kopelow

Winnipeg just got geek-i-fied: Giant statue of a steaming chemistry flask graces the city’s downtown. [Lumenpulse]

Diagramming panda accidents and penguin poop: The best figures in scientific peer-reviewed papers you’ll see all day. [iO9]

These guys tested the safety of kitchen versus pumpkin-carving knives on CADAVER hands. Thank you, Improbable Research. [Improbable]

The Newscripts gang loves 3D printing. So we were intrigued to hear some folks are planning on printing plane parts and satellite components. [Design News]

The ultimate in DIY: A Tesla coil gun that shoots foot-long sparks. [PopSci]

Even Indiana Jones can’t get tenure. [McSweeney’s]

French bees develop a taste for M&Ms, make funky-colored honey. [Fox News]

Author: Bethany Halford

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