Amusing News Aliquots
Jun09

Amusing News Aliquots

Some silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Not to be outdone by Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, dreamy Brit and 2011 Academy Award-winning Best Actor, coauthors a neuroscience paper in Current Biology. [Black Book] IUPAC gives its blessing to elements 114 and 116. [Cosmic Log] Club-goers enjoy themselves more when the dancefloor doesn't smell like feet. Captain Obvious agrees. [Live Science] From Dr. Strangelove to Dr. Honeydew: Check out this slide show of Hollywood’s 20 best mad scientists. [Guardian] Who needs mood rings and Hypercolor shirts? Ph.D. student invents temperature-sensitive bandage material that monitors healing with color changes. [Fresh Science] We all know liquid nitrogen makes great ice cream, but can it make your burger better too? [NYTimes] Patent for inflatable device to scare away bears, complete with musky odors and projectiles, comes to light. Newscripts gang can't believe it's not on the market yet. [Guardian] Not sure how this got into our science news feed, but apparently deer prefer to do their banking at the counter rather than at the ATM....

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