Amusing News Aliquots
Apr05

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Tyrannosaurs might have been covered in feathers. They’ll still kill you, but they’ll look cute doing it. [Gizmodo] We think this story is saying that researchers accidentally improved organic LED brightness and energy efficiency with cleaning solvent. But we couldn’t get past the phrase “molecules of chlorine compounds.” [IT World] Jennifer Aniston’s got her own neuron. Isn’t it enough that she had her own hair cut and Brad Pitt? Geesh. [NPR] The world’s most sensitive scale has measured a xenon atom to the nearest yoctogram. And we thought we were sensitive about our weight. [New Scientist] First we find out Pluto’s not a planet. Now researchers say water can actually float on oil. These are troubling times. [ScienceDaily] And here’s the associated Langmuir paper. [ACS] Pornographer turns to chemistry equations for that extra bit of authenticity in a classroom scene. Still, the results indicate they probably weren’t focused on getting the science right. [Blackboards in Porn via Annals of Improbable Research]...

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