Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai and Jeff Huber.
Website dares to ask the question millions of Premier League fans have wondered for years: Is the manager of Arsenal’s soccer team a bald eagle? [Grantland]
Don’t go chopping off your fingers for kicks just yet, but we’re one step closer to regenerating body parts like salamanders can. [iO9]
Drug-resistant tuberculosis has finally met its match, scientists say. It’s a powerful, expensive, and rare supplement called … vitamin C. [BBC]
Rubbing dirt in wounds can ward off infections. Boy Scouts everywhere rejoice that getting a first aid merit badge just got a whole lot easier. [Popular Science]
Would you rather lose $1,000 or gain 20 lb? Turns out, people will pay a pretty penny to keep a pretty figure. [USA Today]
NASA puts a new spin on Friday night pizza – no need to order takeout, just print it out. [Huffington Post]
Forget worrying about the war on robots, and start worrying about the super-Einsteins and super-MacGyvers next door. [iO9]
Amphibians are disappearing at a surprising rate in the U.S. Wait a minute, when was the last time I saw the Warner Bros. frog? [Baltimore Sun]
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