Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford (pictured), and Jeff Huber.
Congrats, Beth, on a wild and crazy 10 years with ACS!

Congrats, Beth, on a wild and crazy 10 years with ACS!

Ten-year employee of ACS is too good to attend ceremony in her honor. [Seriously, Beth?] Funeral is scheduled for a swarm of 50,000 bees that died last week. Funeral attendees are asked to bee there or bee square … what, too soon? [Mother Nature Network] As maladies of the feet go, “foot orgasm syndrome” has bunions beat by a mile.  It was, by the way, only in the lady’s left foot. [Seriously, Science?] Engineers cross a Segway with a tank and a skateboard. All-terrain awesome ensues. [] Man with early-onset Parkinson's disease demonstrates how he can turn his tremors on and off with the click of a button. Why turn them on? To shake some quality cocktails, he jokes. (With video.) [iO9]

We hope you partied hard without us. We had cupcakes.

  Got a Kinect gathering dust? Got some cockroaches too? These folks have an idea for you. [Wired] It’s hard out there for a chimp: The National Institutes of Health pledges to reduce the use of chimpanzees in U.S. research. [United Press International] Attention, adventurous tourists! Why wake up to find that your cruise ship  has broken down when you could wake up to discover your ice floe has drifted out to sea? [NBCNews] Archaeologist moves one step closer to identifying body in a colonial murder mystery. Desperate Hollywood producer’s pitch for “CSI: Jamestown, Va.” suddenly doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. [WTKR NewsChannel 3]    

Author: Sophia Cai

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