Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Catfish feasts on pigeon. This is in France, so they probably call it squab. [Not Exactly Rocket Science]
Liar, Liar, muscles-around-the-nose-and-eyes on fire! [Body Odd/NBCNews]
Brilliant! Physicists in Britain engage the public with beer mats. [Physics.org via The Guardian]
Apparently, being able to grow nerve cells from a person’s blood or skin cells wasn’t cutting-edge enough. Scientists are now making brain-cell precursors from cells in a person’s urine. [Nature]
White tigers are awesome, right? Um, actually, they’re mutant freaks bred for human entertainment. [Slate]
Researchers just HAD to watch all 22 James Bond movies (before “Skyfall”) to publish a report on whether films are getting more violent. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. [iO9]