Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. brazilian tree hopperBrazilian tree hopper hopes to upstage Princess Beatrice at next royal function with its ornamental headgear. [io9] Countries that drink a lot of milk are also home to a lot of Nobel Prize winners, study shows. At the top of the list? Sweden. Ignore that it’s the host country for the Nobel Prizes. [Time] Ever wonder what to do with old cereal? This home brewer turned his Sugar Puffs into Breakfast Beer. We like the way that fellow thinks. [Guardian] Someone used a 3-D printer to produce a vinyl record. First thing it played? Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” [Humans Invent] Robot Fish, Robot Fish, Does Whatever a Robot Fish Can. Glides Through Water, For A Really Long Time … [New Scientist] Scientists who made up a false identities so they could review their own papers, the Japanese anesthesiologist who holds the new record for retractions (172), and Pfizer’s missing gold dust all make this list of 2012’s scientific screw-ups. [Wired]

Author: Bethany Halford

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