Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: U.S. PTO

Watch out, Leslie hat – you’re not the only wearable device for feeding and observing birds and insects anymore. New invention lets you clip a feeder to the brim of your hat … or even anchor it to your mouth. [Improbable Research] Kid discovers dinosaur skeleton. Paleontologists who overlooked the skeleton await timeout. [ScienceDaily] Flaunting long legs in an attempt to hitchhike actually works! Emu found wandering around I-75 in Sarasota, Fla., is picked up by animal services. [Tampa Tribune] Remember how your mother told you money doesn’t grow on trees? Yeah, about that… [ABS Australia] More than a century after the whistling kettle’s invention, scientists have finally figured how it works. [Gizmodo] When a man loves a woman … he slows down his walking pace to match hers, study finds. [News.com.au] Chocolate: It’s the new black. [NPR] Coming soon to the moon: Netflix, cat videos, and the eternal frustration of waiting for the Internet to load. [NPR] Check out our new favorite tumblr: That’s Not How You Pipette. [thatsnothowyoupipette]

Author: Bethany Halford

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  1. I never mouth-pipetted but in the first general chem lab I attended in 1963, we made wash bottles using an Erlenmeyer flask, two-hole rubber stopper, and two pieces of glass tubing bent in the appropriate shapes. The user would blow into one of the pieces of tubing and the pressure would force water from the other tube. There was always the possibility the tubing on which the user’s mouth was placed could become contaminated.