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Quirky experiments and conclusions

Genealogy Gives Birth to Incest Alert App

By Magdeline Lum

Icelanders can check if a potential mate is a relative, and bees lose electrons as they fly.

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Where Has All the Roadkill Gone?

By Magdeline Lum

Some birds are evolving shorter wings to help them avoid cars, and the stress of combat training leads to gastrointestinal issues.

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The Rise of Zombie Tits

By Magdeline Lum

Scientists have discovered bat-eating birds and sea slugs with disposable penises.

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Sloppy Barnacle Sex

By Magdeline Lum

What does a barnacle do when its penis isn’t long enough? And how can Coca-Cola save you from gastric surgery?

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Midlife Crisis in Great Apes

By Magdeline Lum

Chimpanzees suffer a midlife crisis, and psychologists explore why we get itchy when we see someone else scratching.

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Take a Closer Look at that Christmas Card

By Magdeline Lum

Many Christmas cards and decorations have incorrect depictions of the Moon and snowflakes.

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Robo-Roach Rescue

By Magdeline Lum

A microelectronic controller could soon make cockroaches useful in dangerous search-and-rescue and reconnaissance missions.

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Costly Copulation

By Magdeline Lum

Wasps and bats upsize their meals when they catch prey that are in the act of mating.

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From Dresses to Dressings

Wine dress

Bacteria have been developed that can turn wine into a fabric that fits like a second skin. Credit: Ray Scott

By Magdeline Lum

Bacteria have been developed that can turn wine into a fabric that fits like a second skin, and the sexual health of female cyclists can be affected by cycling.

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Dinosaur Farts May Have Warmed the Earth

By Magdeline Lum

Scientists estimate that sauropods emitted substantially more methane than modern ruminants.

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