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Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: McAlpine et al./Princeton

In the future, your teeth may transmit signals … to doctors. You thought we were going to say aliens, didn’t you? Now THAT’s crazy. [RSC]

Torani to unveil syrup flavored like chicken and waffles for your bizarre latte cravings. Newscripts gang looking for “The Onion” stamp on this one, but it looks legit and we were right. It was an April Fool’s joke. [Torani via The Impulsive Buy]

Fun with crayons and a spectrophotometer. [Photo Journal via the Annals of Improbable Research]

Snow and avalanche researchers lend Nestlé a hand in understanding why ice cream goes bad. [GeekoSystem]

Which wine pairs best with semiconductors? [Discoblog]

Nine reasons not to work with pure evil (which apparently comes from toasters in the south of England). [Boing Boing]

Researchers investigate pros and cons of breeding cows that are less flatulent. Con: Cows no longer fun at frat parties. [TVNZ]

Amusing News Aliquots

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

Credit: D. Huang et al, Nature

Why were dinosaurs so angry? Perhaps it was the giant fleas. [NY Times]

Spiderwebs overtake town. Newscripts gang going home, locking door, and staying there. [iO9]

Amateur astronomy group flashes space station … with a laser. Get your minds out of the gutter. [Air And Space Smithsonian]

Same genes activated by exercise are activated by large doses of caffeine. We’d like eight espressos to go, please. [Gizmodo]

Got water, salt, dish soap, alcohol, and food coloring? Then you can extract your own DNA. [NOVA on YouTube]

Think your favorite watering hole is swapping your Coke for discount cola? Just take a sample to the NMR to find out. [J. Ag. Food Chem.]

Thinking of splurging on a $90 bottle of wine? Scientists say you’re probably wasting your money. [NPR]


Amusing News Aliquots

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Wine could help protect against sunburns and skin cancer. But don’t switch your bottle of sunscreen for a bottle of Shiraz just yet. [Telegraph] and [Happy Science].

Need help decorating? To go with the geek chic trend, we suggest you skip the trip to Pottery Barn and raid the stock room instead. [Wash Post]

If you’ve got your own rotovap, you can be like chef and cocktail connoisseur Dave Arnold and strip down Scotch to taste each individual note. Newscripts gang adds rotavap to its holiday wishlist. [PopSci]

We wonder what MacGyver would have whipped up if he had access to the titanium straw.  [Outside]

Sure, crossing paths with bear might give you a heart attack. On the positive side, the bear’s bile might help you recover. [BBC]

Like a giant hairball, the chemistry cat meme continues to grow. [UPROXX]