Weird Science

Weird Science

Ig Nobel Prize winners stop bleeding with pork, make sausage from poop

Would you eat sausage made with bacteria from dirty diapers? Do you fear your cat is making you depressed? Did the “Grilled Cheesus” episode of “Glee” make you wonder whether Finn had lost his marbles? Scientists have done the research and produced answers to these questions – and plenty more like...

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  • Caught in a lie? Maybe oxytocin is to blame, study suggests

    Caught in a lie? Maybe oxytocin is to blame, study suggests

    There are lies, damn lies – and the lies that we tell for the sake of others when we are under the influence of oxytocin. Researchers found that after a squirt of the so-called love hormone, volunteers lied more readily about their results in a game in order to benefit their team. Compared with...

  • Turtle bone found in 1800s had been missing its other half -- till now

    Turtle bone found in 1800s had been missing its other half -- till now

    Two halves of the same turtle's arm bone were discovered almost 200 years apart, according to a new study.  A fossil miracle? Totally. "When two pieces of a fossil fit together, they fit perfectly like a puzzle piece," said Jason Schein, an assistant curator of natural history at the New Jersey State...

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