Fun With Science: Top 10 Videos Of The Year

Who says scientists are boring geeks who drone on about quantum efficiency and reaction yield? We here at the Newscripts blog LOVE science and think those geeks are rockstars. So we’ve selected an assortment of our favorite videos of the year depicting just how cool science can be. The clips were culled from 2012 blog posts as well as from the YouTube channel of Chemical & Engineering News. So sit back, relax, warm yourself by the...

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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Two Tesla coils perform “Sweet Home Alabama.” Rock on, electrical engineering students. [Improbable Research] Squid cells dance to “Insane in the Membrane.” Rock on, neurobiology students. [Discoblog] And you thought Nintendo’s Power Glove was rad back in the day. Now there’s Stanford’s cooling glove. It’s better than steroids. [Stanford...

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Amusing News Aliquots
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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Chimps that frequently throw poop have more highly developed brains, researchers say. The Newscripts gang recently saw a gorilla drink its own pee at the zoo. We’d like a grant to investigate. [Physorg.com] Watch out seismologists. The toads know something you don’t. These critters may use chemical clues to detect earthquakes. [BBC] You...

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