Amusing News Aliquots
Jan12

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. What’s more disgusting than finding a mouse in your Mountain Dew? Learning that the beverage would have likely transformed the rodent into a gelatinous mass before you ever cracked the can. [The Smoking Gun] Paul Bracher learns the pitfalls of coming up with an acronym as you get older. [ChemBark] Researchers make self-cleaning surface by sequestering cheese-rind fungus in coating technology. Mmmmm, Roquefort cheese-rind fungus. [Discover] Green tea is good for you, so Chinese researchers wonder what it does to broiler chickens. Newscripts gang ponders how chickens manage to hold teacups. [J. Ag. Food Chem.] Take some silver atoms, add a dash of salmon sperm DNA, and Voilà! A data-storage device. Of course. [Gizmodo] Here are 20 things we didn’t know about alcohol, like don’t try to outdrink a Malaysian pen-tailed treeshrew. [Discover] Not sure how this got in here, but “Organ Trail” game tests players’ zombie survival skills. Apparently, your “family” doesn’t have to worry about dysentery—just a hunger for brains....

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