Amusing News Aliquots
Sep08

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Researchers find that key genes turn mice into couch potatoes. Best picture of a mouse on a tiny couch you’ll see all week. [ScienceDaily] The pungent punch of horseradish could bring new pain relievers. [Washington Post] Potatoes – if you don’t fry them, they might be good for you, after all. [NPR] Cocrystal explosive goes boom, but not too soon. [Science News] Aqueous reagent called Scale renders tissue samples transparent. Brain slices would like you to stop looking at their unmentionables. [iO9] We know graduate school is tough. But running a meth lab out of your apartment is not the way to a better life, OK? [The Dartmouth] Did you ever wish your grapes tasted more like cotton candy? A UK supermarket has what you’re looking for....

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