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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Credit: Royal Canadian Mint

New Canadian quarter features glow-in-the-dark dinosaur bones. The bad news: each quarter costs $29.95 [Geekosystem]

Speaking of dinos, Ronald Breslow, distinguished chemist, thinks there may be super smart dinosaurs in space. [Smithsonian] (UPDATE: We should have noted that this news item references a JACS paper here.)

The wounds of some Civil War soldiers glowed in the dark … via an infection of bioluminescent bacteria. And we thought the wounds were bad enough. [Mental_Floss]

What to do when the dog eats your science experiment? Write a paper about it, naturally. [Annals of Improbable Research]

Scottish whiskey distillery sent unmatured malt to the International Space Station for testing near zero gravity. When questioned about results, hiccupping astronauts say the samples mysteriously disappeared. [BBC News]

In Ethiopia, hyenas observe Lent too. [Discoblog]

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Credit: Flickr user Squirmelia

Scientists take another step toward making the highly desired “invisibility cloak,” by masking objects in the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Hey hover-board scientists, the Newscripts gang would now like an update on YOUR progress. [BBC News]

U.K. chemists develop first magnetic soap. Newscripts gang wonder what happens if you wash with it and then go use the NMR. [PopSci]

Retired chemist (of course) figures out how to make hooch taste like high-end whiskey. [Gizmodo]

Attention Wine Spectator writers: Be prepared to add “with hints of meteorite” to your wine descriptions. [io9]

And in a final shot of alcohol-tinged news, mad scientist and cocktail whiz Dave Arnold opens his own bar. Get your cocktails fresh from the rotovap in NYC at Booker & Dax (2nd Ave. and 13th St.) [NY Post]

Who knew that tree rings could compose a musical score? Watch out John Williams, your job might be in jeopardy. [Gizmodo]