What’s weird and wonderful in science this week?
- Researchers believe your armpits stink to attract bacteria and leave your other orifices alone.
- There’s a new book detailing that your not being a morning person might have more scientific basis than just you hating your job.
- Here’s why so many fossils have a lot of uranium in them.
- Remember when you heard sperm counts had been halved by 1990. Turns out, not so much.
- To predict earthquakes, we need to stop looking at the ground and start examining tides.
- Not thinking about pain doesn’t just help you deal with it emotionally…it makes the brain divert pain signals and release pain-killing chemicals
- We drive like idiots, there are more cars on the road than ever, and yet it turns out that we’re actually dying in cars a lot less.
- After years of trying, we’ve finally got the signature of plutonium-239, meaning we might finally be able to store nuclear waste safely.
- And finally, the importance of an infamously unsolvable problem.
Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments!
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