Amusing News Aliquots
Mar08

Amusing News Aliquots

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

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