Amusing News Aliquots
Jan10

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. From the Who Funds This? files: Prune-y fingers may help you get a grip. [News.com.au] This week, scientists have been spending entirely too much time on Twitter cracking jokes that hit awfully close to home via the hashtag #overlyhonestmethods. We’ve always thought those “representative” data sets in papers were the only time the experiment worked … and now it’s been confirmed. [iO9] So, this is news but not so amusing if you’ve got GI problems … there appears to be a barium shortage. [Topics in Radiography] Scientists say the song “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones is one of safest to drive to. That’s funny. Cause’ it makes us bored and sleepy. [The Telegraph] 19 techs at a petrochemical plant in England win the Euromillions sweepstakes, netting them about $1.6 million (or about $84,000 each). Lucky ducks. [Gazette Live] Pedometers are so 2012. For weight loss, check out the forkometer instead. [MarketWatch] When we’re inundated with winter weather, the Newscripts gang will be working on its bulletproof snow fort. [Wired]...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Jul07

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Lauren Wolf. Do-it-yourself fireworks. The Newscripts gang wants to live near this guy. [Wired] Researchers in England develop a 3-D printer for chocolate. Visions of delicious, delicious chocolate sculptures are dancing in our heads. [MSNBC] While soaking in that tub, your fingers might not prune just because of osmosis. There’s a new theory in town. [Discovery News] Spray-on coating for fabrics kills microbes. Could work on your gym socks … even your bowling socks. [BBC]                       And in case you want some actual science with this story, here’s the research. [ACS]   The Newscripts gang loves periodic tables. This one’s for astrophysics, and it’s super stellar. [Scientific...

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