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Amusing News Aliquots

Silly Samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf.

Copyright MBARI 2012

The headline says it all: Carnivorous Candelabra of the Deep [ScienceNOW]

Roses are red, violets are blue. I can smell your emotions … how ‘bout you? [Huffpost]

Here’s an interesting piece on longevity. The part we like best: People who nap live longer. [Guardian]

Scientists interface Xbox motion-sensing hardware  with laser tweezers to move microscopic particles with the wave of a hand. So where’s our hoverboard? [MIT Technology Review]

In bizarre Halloween experiment, children were shown photos of Michelle Obama or Ann Romney and then given the choice of candy or fruit. [LA Times]

Looking for a little mood music? This guy built a set of “smart” earphones that select tunes based on a listener’s heartbeat. [ScienceDaily]

Elephant speaks Korean. “His consonants are kind of blurry in the same way that mine might be if I’d had a half a bottle of Jack Daniel’s or something.” [NPR]

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