Amusing News Aliquots
Jun16

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. And you thought your rotovap condenser was cool. Check out Luke Jerram’s blown glass microbes. [Glass Microbiology] Scientists one step closer to sharks that can shoot frickin’ laser beams out of their eyes. Researchers at Harvard produce the first “living” laser from a single cell. [BBC] The 20th century way to herd cattle: Horses. The 21st century way: Hoverbikes. [Hover-bike] Male cleaner fish punish their female partners for eating too much. Rather than wanting the ladies to maintain their girlish figures, the males want them to stay, well, female. [Live Science] Graduation goes green. Caltech grads don caps and gowns made from recycled bottles. [LA Times] Compound in waxy monkey leaf frog’s skin could stop tumor growth. Although this is interesting news, the Newscripts gang just likes saying “waxy monkey leaf frog.”...

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