Weekly News Roundup: Astronauts With Poor Movie Tastes

By Melissa Lafsky | August 21, 2009 12:51 pm

Yee-haw! It’s the blog roundup.• Will wearable kidneys spell the end of dialysis forever? And do they come in pink?

• At last! A scientific explanation for why you get chills down your spine during that Jimmy Page solo.

• The animal kingdom’s most gruesome weapon: The Spanish ribbed newt “pushes out its ribs until they pierce through its body, exposing a row of bones that act like poisonous barbs.”

• If we can put a man on the moon, we can put a video ad in a print magazine.

• Ok, so maybe the human dissections of the early 1900s were a bit gruesome—but at least they didn’t use stolen dogs.

• What movies are the ISS residents watching in space? Hint: It ain’t all The Right Stuff.

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