Amusing News Aliquots
Oct04

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. Starry Night. Made from actual stars. [Discovery News] Scientists make see-through soil for studying plants' roots. Plants incensed at the invasion of privacy. [Phys.org] Awww, man. Science shows foil hats don't really shield your thoughts from aliens. You may have won this battle, aliens, but you'll not win the war. [The Atlantic] It slices, it dices: Tiny knife cleaves water droplets in two. Call now, supplies are limited. [Gizmodo] In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas. In the Navy, yes, you’ll make jet fuel from them, please. What? No Village People fans? [Christian Science Monitor] Ladies, if you thought dating was tough, be glad you’re not  a freshwater llanos mosquitofish. [Yahoo!] Thank you, American Journal of Ophthalmology, for adequately warning us to keep "squashed" spider bits out of our eyes. [Discoblog]...

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Amusing News Aliquots
Feb02

Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news. Compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. This guy milks black widow spiders as part of his research. In this case, we’re kind of glad we just worked with chemicals in a wet lab. [Gizmodo] Meet E. Chromi – the bacteria that colors your poop based on what ails you. [Inhabitat] Playing with molecular modeling kit, fifth grader discovers novel compound. What to do? Give her coauthorship. [The Mary Sue] Move over minty mouth sprays. Marijuana mouth sprays are on their way. [CBS] First there was medical marijuana. Now doctors are looking to the club drug ketamine for treating depression. [NPR] Wonder if these guys thought, during their studies to become scientists, they’d be dreaming up new ways to make breakfast cereal change color....

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