Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.
Forget drinking the blood of virgins for immortality. New research shows panda blood contains an antibiotic more powerful than existing human antibiotics. [iO9]
The Newscripts gang has often bemoaned soggy cereal, but we never thought of studying the phenomenon with MRI. [Improbable Research]
“Vomiting Larry” may not get invited to a lot of parties, but he IS helping scientists study the spread of viruses via aerosolized upchuck. [Reuters]
File this under “Worthwhile Use of Time and Money”: Researchers prove that high heels make women look sexier than flats. [Daily Mail]
At last! A proper guide on how to properly dissect and analyze a piece of poop. [Discoblog]
Here’s a chemistry-packed argument for not giving up chocolate for your New Year’s resolution. OK, we’re convinced. [Guardian]