Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Sophia Cai and Bethany Halford.
Chromodoris reticulata. Photo by Flickr user PacificKlaus

Chromodoris reticulata. Photo by Flickr user PacificKlaus

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]

Author: Bethany Halford

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