Amusing News Aliquots

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

Who knew horrific death could look so grotesquely beautiful? Credit: Nick Brandt

Alkaline Lake Natron, in Tanzania, calcifies critters that find their way to its depths, inspires creepy photographs. [New Scientist] 3D-printed guns are so Monday. Today’s hot new 3D-printed must-have is a custom toothbrush that cleans your chompers in just six seconds. [io9] Scientists pinpoint the precise neurons that control a mouse's desire to eat. Frugal labs can now celebrate reduced pellet food costs. [ScienceNews] Destructive earthquake strong enough to produce an island off the coast of Pakistan. [NBCNews] Firefighters in Tampa use oxygen masks on cats rescued from a house fire. No word yet on whether or not the cats' insurance agent will be as accommodating. [WTSP 10 News]   Drop everything … at the cool dropping things tower in Germany. [Gizmodo] See nothing ... at the invisible skyscraper to be built in South Korea. [Daily Mail] Alton Brown, everyone’s favorite science foodie, takes readers on a tour of the Beyond Meat factory. [Wired] Fans of red wine have another reason to celebrate, as if they needed one. [Science Daily] More Lego lady scientists may be on the way. [Inhabitat] And some fun science GIFs, just 'cause. [Buzzfeed]

Author: Sophia Cai

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