Amusing News Aliquots
Jun14

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Turns out the moon isn’t really made of cheese. It’s made of nanoparticles. [Nanowerk] Well, don’t we feel like old underachievers. One Swedish 10 year old solves a puzzle about approximants, which are related to quasicrystals. Plus he has an awesome name: Linus Hovmöller Zou. [New Scientist] Live stem cells recovered from a 17-day-old corpse. Horror filmmakers, start your engines. [iO9] With all the solvents we sniffed in grad school, the Newscripts gang would probably make terrible “O”s in GC-O analysis. Still, this summary of the subject and how it helps scientists understand why certain odors make food yummy is nifty. [PopSci] New study says tight pants lower sperm count. Future hipster population in major danger, Will Robinson. [Gizmodo] Computer scientists building an automated country music generator based on algorithmic methods. Why, God, why???????????? [Improbable Research] When, oh when, can we put the water jet cutter on our Amazon wish lists?...

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