Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber.
Hallelujah! You might be the laughingstock of the office, but who's potentially going to live longer now?! Credit: Washington Post

Hallelujah! You might be the laughingstock of the office, but  guess who's winning at life? Credit: Washington Post

Combat that life-expectancy-lowering sedentary work style with a few reps of "Raise The Roof" and "The Hulk." Interactive demos show you how to get moving--and how each exercise ranks in terms of difficulty, sweatiness, and humiliation. [Washington Post] We're boiling here on the East Coast. Good thing someone's come up with a way to turn our sweat into potable water. [ShortList] Pregnant women seem like the least likely population to take Viagra, but the little blue pill could help boost fetal growth. [Daily Mail] Trinity College in Dublin finishes the pitch drop experiment after 69 years. Key factors? Time and a webcam. [RTE News] The chemistry of why mosquitoes find some people particularly delicious. [Smithsonian] A couple of months ago, Newscripts found a ton of people desperate to go to Mars. But do they realize how utterly boring the trip will be? [Boing Boing] Dear sci-fi predictions: I'm willing to give back spray-on clothes and driverless cars. Now can I have my Star Trek transporter and Jetsons flying car? Thanks! [iO9]

Author: Sophia Cai

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