Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. Scientists create a light saber. Children of the 80s say, “But I wanted a Bud Light.” [Gizmodo] Talk about bait and switch. Yuengling’s new “Black & Tan” ice cream won’t have any beer in it. [NYDailyNews] Breakout the xanthan gum and reinforce your bookshelf, Ferran Adrià is publishing 7 years of recipes from elBulli. [The Daily Meal] To avoid killing unadopted cats in its overcrowded shelter, Louisville Metro Animal Services is releasing unadopted cats into the wild … you know, so nature can kill them. [WLKY Louisville] Attention couch potatoes who dream of going to the moon: NASA will now pay you $18,000 to stay in bed for 70 days.  [DVICE] Here’s a collection of entries in this year’s National Geographic Traveler annual photo contest. Sadly, no selfies. [Seriously For Real?] It’s almost early October. Let the Nobel speculation begin! [Curious Wavefunction] and [In the Pipeline] Even more reason to scream at the TV – your health depends on it. Losing sports teams cause fans to consume more junk food, whereas winning teams actually help fans cut those calories. [NPR] Just because you need a dose of cute…14 panda cubs in a crib. [LA Times] Also, cute tiger cubs were born last month at the San Antonio Zoo. If you’re looking to get them a present, why not check out your local … maul? Wait! Where are you going? Come back! [San Antonio Express-News]

Author: Bethany Halford

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