Amusing News Aliquots
Feb09

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from the week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. For pigeon-free statues, lace your bronze with arsenic. [Guardian] Fracture putty: Like silly putty with healing powers. OK, not like silly putty at all, to be honest. [geek.com] A monkey and a man walk into an fMRI machine. Then they watch a Clint Eastwood western. Punchline: Brain regions that do the same job in monkeys and men aren’t...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Nov03

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Sure, we call them rats with wings. But pigeons’ feathers sure are pretty. Here’s why. [io9] Robot uses the force—van der Waals force, that is—to climb walls gecko-style. [Bretibart] Hate your mom’s brussels sprouts? Don’t blame her cooking. Blame her genes. [Guardian] If this isn’t silly science, we don’t know what is: Ghost tracking gadgets. [NPR] Tell the doctor doing your...

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