Amusing News Aliquots
May17

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Ever thought it might be fun to eat a chocolate replica of your own brain? This guy did. + video [Instructables] When dropped on the floor, dry foods such as biscuits pick up less bacteria than hydrated foods such as pasta. So the 10,000-second rule applies to that piece of popcorn you’ve been stashing under the couch. [LA Weekly] And you thought you had it tough as a graduate student. Just imagine what life was like back in 1983 for the folks who characterized the odorous components of swine manure. [Discoblog] Things to ask Santa for: A vending machine that distributes gloves, chemicals, and NMR tubes. [Chemistry Blog] Highway engineers meet your new bosses: Slime mold could have designed America’s interstate system. [NY Times] Hooray for science. Brain implant allows paralyzed woman to move a robotic arm with her thoughts....

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