Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai and Bethany Halford.
This kinky sea slug sheds its penis only to regrow a new one. Any of you kids out there old enough to remember King Missile? [BBC]
Some call it love. Some call it Nerve Growth Factor. [Death & Taxes]
“Mean Girls” meets fish tanks: Guppies that surround themselves with ugly friends have a better chance of getting with the hotties. [NBC News]
Remember that dancing gorilla you didn’t see in that basketball-themed selective attention test? Well, apparently radiologists don’t see gorillas in your CT scans either. [Gizmodo]
When asked to sketch a Tyrannosaurus rex, college students mistakenly draw the shape of Barney or chicken nuggets, instead of the more accurate carnivores from “Jurassic Park.” [NBC News]
It’s Valentine’s Day, and if you’re reading this, chances are good that you already love chemistry. But, if you need it, here’s a reminder why our science is so lovable. [Gizmodo]
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