Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Sophia Cai and Bethany Halford.
McGill University Masters candidate Timothy Blaise created this cover, "Bohemian Gravity," to go along with his physics thesis. Credit: Youtube/acapellascience

McGill University Masters candidate Timothy Blaise created this cover, "Bohemian Gravity," to go along with his physics thesis. Credit: Youtube/acapellascience

Combine a physics grad student, musical talent, video know-how, and an Einstein sock puppet, and you get an awesome "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover about string theory (withvideo). [io9] We’re going to need bigger Q-tips. Turns out whale earwax contains information about environmental contaminants. [NatGeo] This just in from Boston: Red sports teams are more likely to win. [Seriously, Science?] Not to be confused with terrifying snakes, there are now four new species of legless lizards to haunt your dreams. [CNN] Did NASA just find Han Solo on Mercury? [io9] Yahoo! has designed a 3-D printing search engine for the visually impaired--and, well, for anyone because it's awesome (with video). [Gizmodo]

Author: Sophia Cai

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