Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber.
Credit: Lego

Credit: Lego

Lego introduces its first female lab scientist minifig – and she’s holding two Erlenmeyer flasks. [SciAm] Magnifying glasses can set ants ablaze, and apparently London’s Walkie-Talkie Tower can burn carpets and melt cars. [GrindTV] Website counts down the 10 “geekiest schools.” Are you wondering what criteria were used to make this list? Then your school probably made the list. [Her Campus] Don’t blame your big bones, blame your gut microbes. [NPR] Ever wonder about a mermaid’s skeletal structure? Well, wonder no more. [io9] What to do when your nuclear missile base is invaded…by ground squirrels. [Smithsonian] Squirrel survives gunshot, gains enough credibility to release a rap album. [WGNO] Alaskan town mayor mauled by a dog; Mayor Stubbs is recovering at the local veterinary hospital. [Time] Turns out the new baby panda at the National Zoo was sired by Tian Tian: The panda with sperm so nice, they named him twice. [National Zoo] TONIGHT: Watch NASA’s LADEE moon launch from your roof, if you’re on the East Coast. If not, check it out online from your couch. [NBC]

Author: Bethany Halford

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