Amusing News Aliquots
May25

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings of this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. MIT engineers devise coating to squeeze the last drops of delicious ketchup from the bottle. Now if they could just figure out a way to get rid of that annoying watery layer that always comes out first. [Brainiac] Finally, research on why heirloom tomatoes are just better than all the others. Here comes the chemistry of volatile compounds. [Scientific American] Attention Canadians: You may soon get to buy apples that won’t go brown after they’ve been cut. [Cnews] To see the QR code on this glass, you’ll have to pour a pint of Guinness. [BoingBoing] Slate takes on baby veggies – Are they the veal of the vegetable world? [Slate] Cuttlefish are just SO unevolved. Pigments in their ink sacs haven’t changed for 160 million years. [iO9] Top 10 newly discovered species of 2011 announced. List includes a sneezing monkey, a night-blooming orchid, and a walking cactus. [Science Daily] For coverage of 2010’s list, click here:...

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