Amusing News Aliquots
Silly samplings of this week's science news, compiled by Sophia Cai, Bethany Halford, and Jeff Huber.
Chobani claims scientists have nothing to do with their 100-calorie yogurt. That’s a relief since science is, after all, “an adulterant known to dramatically inflate calorie count.” [Popular Science]
“Finally, scientific research on kissing!” nerds everywhere cheer. Some result tidbits: Men who kiss their wives before work live 5 years longer, make 20-30% more money and are far less likely to get in a car accident. [Time]
Have you ever thought your coworker was behaving like an ape? Then you'll sympathize with the Spanish zookeeper who mistook a costumed coworker for a gorilla and shot him with a tranquilizer dart. [ShortList]
More primate news! Caltech scientists have observed that chimpanzees outperform humans in hide-and-seek. It's the kind of news that would make humans hide in shame, if they weren't already so bad at hiding. [ScienceDaily]
Evolution not shocked that it still faces an uphill battle. Population that believes God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years: 42% of Americans, 22% of Canadians/Brits, 8% of Norwegians. [Gallup via io9]
Beer actually grows on trees in India. College students, start booking your spring-break flights now. [International Business News]
A sea snail’s tongue looks like a conveyer belt studded with rows and rows of pointy teeth (and other nifty science close-ups). [Humans Invent]
Lemurs love pink flamingos. We hear they’re less keen on Polyester and Hairspray though. [io9]
Scientists did pretty much everything else to get this yogurt to you.
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