In Print: Racing Cells, Baby Dinos
Nov11

In Print: Racing Cells, Baby Dinos

The Newscripts blog would like to be closer Internet buddies with our glossy print Newscripts column, so here we highlight what’s going on this week’s issue of C&EN. Microscopic organisms, start your engines! The second World Cell Race is upon us. Doping and steroids in the form of genetic modifications and unusual cell types are welcome in this competition to create the fastest and smartest cellular contestant. As C&EN...

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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Ever wish you could tear a page out of C&EN and eat it because it’s so good? Well, it might happen in the future … Fanta creates an edible ad. [ShortList] But just to be clear, this is old news: Newscripts has written about edible ads (and greeting cards) before. [C&EN] Scientists in California want to create laser beams to...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Jun07

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Got a thing for librarians? Now you can smell like a book. [Steidl] How do you weigh a dinosaur? Why, with a laser beam, of course. [Not Exactly Rocket Science] The law tries to keep up with garage chemists making analogs of THC in “a giant game of chemical Whack-a-Mole.” [Gizmodo] Mosquitoes + raindrops + high speed video = awesome. [Huffington Post] Here’s a job you don’t want:...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Apr11

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. New Canadian quarter features glow-in-the-dark dinosaur bones. The bad news: each quarter costs $29.95 [Geekosystem] Speaking of dinos, Ronald Breslow, distinguished chemist, thinks there may be super smart dinosaurs in space. [Smithsonian] (UPDATE: We should have noted that this news item references a JACS paper here.) The wounds of some...

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