Amusing News Aliquots
Nov03

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Sure, we call them rats with wings. But pigeons’ feathers sure are pretty. Here’s why. [io9] Robot uses the force—van der Waals force, that is—to climb walls gecko-style. [Bretibart] Hate your mom’s brussels sprouts? Don’t blame her cooking. Blame her genes. [Guardian] If this isn’t silly science, we don’t know what is: Ghost tracking gadgets. [NPR] Tell the doctor doing your colonoscopy to turn off the Springsteen and crank up the Mozart. [Annals of Improbable Research] Not really news, but it makes us laugh: The Occupy Your Flask movement....

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Amusing News Aliquots
Aug25

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Shrimp on a treadmill: When seemingly silly science catches the eye of a senator. [NPR] We really love the new Nature Chemistry cover (and not just because we’re on it). [Nature Chemistry] Pheromones – awesome for moths, but for people, more of a myth. [Slate] Would the world be richer musically if Mozart had gotten outdoors a little more? [Guardian] Scientists locate lager’s “missing link” - in Patagonia. [LA Times] Do warnings of bacteria in the kitchen avert death or are they overkill? [NY...

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