Friday, August 13, 2004

The Department of Unnecessary Science
Why is it news that rats become addicted to cocaine, just like humans?

In the next issue of Science: Gravity keeps dogs on the ground too, just like us!

UPDATE: Maybe as a treatment program, we can send the drug-stricken rats to Australia for some rest and rehab. It could be as good for them as it was for the Argentine ants, now flourishing in the laid-back outback.

UPDATE 2: I read this earlier this morning, but really it fits into this trend of new-reports-declaring-stuff-we-already-knew: Bush's tax cuts favor the wealthy and shift the burden to the middle class. What, has casual Friday turned into "common knowledge" Fridays for journalists and scientists?

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