Amusing News Aliquots
Oct19

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Man volunteers to be mummified by chemist for U.K. documentary. The Newscripts gang doesn’t even need to make a quirky comment here. [Yahoo News] The Periodic Table of Videos heads Down Under to contemplate how wallaby burps and farts are environmentally friendly. [Periodic Table of Videos] Ten science-y words coined by sci-fi writers. [io9] A dash of salt makes everything better. Even hard drives. [Tech Crunch] Robotic cockroach moves faster with wings. Just what we needed. [Wired Science] Decoded DNA from the Black Death is surprisingly mundane. [NPR] Toilet bike tours Japan on the power of animal dung. [CNN Go] “Whether that will lead to a Grand Unified Theory of Odonata Penises, I honestly don’t know,” is just one of the great quotes in this article on a Rutgers entomologist who studies dragonfly sex. [NY...

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