Amusing News Aliquots
Apr19

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. If you give red roses for love and daisies signify innocence, one shudders to think what the terrifying blooms of the Hydnora Africana represent. [io9] Scientists construct world’s biggest shake table for earthquake testing. Place five-story building, complete with two floors of mock hospital, on top. [U-T San Diego] We want this guy on our side: Scientist uses physics-based explanation to get out of traffic ticket, then writes paper about it. [Wired] Pass the buckyball-flavored ice cream: Eating C60 might, in the future, extend your lifespan. And, no, we’re not joking. [io9] These fish glow fluorescent green when exposed to estrogenic pollutants. We hear they’re great for river-cruise parties. [ScienceDaily] Fellas, want to look taller and more muscular? Apparently, you simply need to be holding a gun. [LA Times] When humans are gone from the face of the Earth, will our shoes still wash up on shores?...

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