Amusing News Aliquots
Jul28

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Scientists developing robotic octopus arm. Doc Ock is all like, “That is so yesterday.” [GizMag] From the Who Funds This Stuff? file, mathematicians determine the formula for perfect toast. [Daily Mail] Slate again tackles a question that’s been on the Newscripts gang’s collective mind: Why do dogs rub up against things that smell bad? [Slate] Robert Ettinger, father of cryonics, has passed away. His body has been frozen, to be thawed at a later date, when he will say, “Told you so.” [Telegraph] Silent but deadly. Methane gets the blame for mass extinction two hundred million years ago. [NY Times] Rashes, blisters, and swelling are nothing to snicker at – unless they come from the ridiculously named poodle-dog bush. [LA Times] Surely, we’re not joking: A cartoon/comic biography has been released about famous physicist Richard Feynman. [NPR] This story really makes our blood boil....

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