What’s awesome, weird, wild and disgusting in science this week?
- A Korean woman learned the hard way that squid can inseminate you even after they’re dead and cooked.
- We’re teaching computer AIs to go on drug trips. Why? To better understand how these drugs work. Also, it’s funny.
- One of humanity’s distant ancestor had a shark head. Wait, we had a shark head, and didn’t keep it? What the hell?
- Boron becomes the third element that can be triple-bonded. It’s just hard to get the other atoms to do it because they’re not in a place where they can make a commitment right now.
- Science once again proves the obvious: people in open relationships are less likely to pass an STD to their partners than cheaters. Gee, maybe it’s because people who are open and honest about their sexual health are more likely to go to the doctor than people who lie about it?
- We’ve mapped phantom limbs for the first time. This is key because it tells us how the brain views our body in the absence of feedback. Apparently we’re wider and stubbier to our brains than we really are…which explains a lot.
- And finally, the formerly endangered cougar has rapidly reclaimed its habitat range. We look forward to Fox News screaming about how cougars eat babies.
Anything weird and wonderful we missed? Let us know in the comments!
image courtesy Robanhk on Flickr
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