Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week's science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber. You can dance if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Because your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance, they’re not as cool as this sea lion. [Nature World News] Sea lions are trending: This baby sea lion was removed from a San Diego-area hotel after enjoying its patio furniture. World awaits sea loin’s angry Yelp review. [Huffington Post] Have you got a theory or a hypothesis? Check out science’s seven most abused words. [SciAm] Cookbooks always strive to come up with recipes that are out of this world, but Amsterdam’s “Baked” cookbook has an unfair advantage. [Huffington Post] Japanese study finds that balding men are more likely to experience heart problems than their fully maned counterparts. So it’s not all fun and games for men losing their hair. [BBC] A trout can survive a year without food, just by changing the size of its intestinal tract – how’s that for a diet technique? [National Geographic] What do you do when you make the world’s lightest solid material? Why, put it on flowers, of course. [Book of Joe] And now for an anatomy magic trick: 3-D printing an exact replica of a living (and unscathed) animal’s skeleton. [Wired] Parents who fight in front of their kids may inadvertently hinder their children’s cognitive development. “But what about passive-aggressive texts?” curious couples wonder. [LiveScience] If your last name were Burns, what would you study? Fires, natch. [Improbable Research] Also, check out the London IgNobel Show live webcast, coming up shortly. [Improbable Research]

Author: Bethany Halford

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