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Amusing News Aliquots

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


Look closely: Frog appears in the upper left-hand corner of a photo taken at a spacecraft launch. Credit: NASA / WFF / MARS

One giant leap for mankind, one giant–er leap for frogkind. [NBCNews]

Food firm attempts to make artificial eggs. Chickens everywhere squawk, “You try laying an egg, buddy.” [Daily Mail]

Discarded food is responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than any country, except the U.S. and China. So you better eat that food that just fell out of your mouth in disbelief. [Mother Nature Network]

Step 1: Get spider silk. Step 2: Make carbon nanotubes. Step 3: Smash them together to create ultrastrong electronics. [Txchnologist]

Study finds that the likelihood of hangovers decreases with age. Finally! The excuse you needed to take your grandmother out clubbing. [Mother Nature Network]

Sleep-deprived college students tired of chugging pumpkin spice lattes; one slightly more awake student invents bottle of caffeine to spray on the skin. [NPR]

Cool science story alert: It’s got camouflage, squid, and graphene. [Telegraph]

Aluminum bubble wrap, titanium foam, and graphene aerogels. Gizmodo rounds up this year’s must-have materials. [Gizmodo]

According to new research, bullying is more likely to occur at schools that have anti-bullying programs. Sounds like there are some principals out there that deserve a wedgie. [ScienceDaily]

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Credit: D. Huang et al, Nature

Why were dinosaurs so angry? Perhaps it was the giant fleas. [NY Times]

Spiderwebs overtake town. Newscripts gang going home, locking door, and staying there. [iO9]

Amateur astronomy group flashes space station … with a laser. Get your minds out of the gutter. [Air And Space Smithsonian]

Same genes activated by exercise are activated by large doses of caffeine. We’d like eight espressos to go, please. [Gizmodo]

Got water, salt, dish soap, alcohol, and food coloring? Then you can extract your own DNA. [NOVA on YouTube]

Think your favorite watering hole is swapping your Coke for discount cola? Just take a sample to the NMR to find out. [J. Ag. Food Chem.]

Thinking of splurging on a $90 bottle of wine? Scientists say you’re probably wasting your money. [NPR]