Amusing News Aliquots
Dec20

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Scientists come up with explanation of why Rudolph’s nose was red. And, no, it’s not because he drank one too many reindeer martinis. [CNET] If you’re worried about putting on weight this holiday season, consider Le Whaf, a kitchen gadget that turns food and drink into calorie-free vapor. [Geek] Check out BeetBox—the new instrument that makes root vegetables funky. [Gizmag] Cosmetic surgeons used stem cells and dermal filler to give woman a face-lift. Whoopsie! Dermal filler contains hydroxylapatite, which signals stem cells to turn to bone. We don’t really need to tell you the rest. [io9] Energetic materials research, now with more bananas. [JACS via Improbable Research] Video and proton transfer reaction mass spec reveal the scent of bed bug sex. [PLoS One via...

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