Amusing News Aliquots

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

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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]

Author: Bethany Halford

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  1. Wait- why the virgin requirement? They evidently left this detail out of the Twilight films. Also, this reminds me of the ‘gator antibiotic news that came out of ACS New Orleans back in ’08. Wonder what became of that.