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The Sciences

Weird Science Roundup: Non-Sick Pigs, Nutty Humans, and Dancing Polar Bears

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyMay 2, 2009 12:11 AM


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Video of the week: A dancing polar bear and a Daft Punk soundtrack with voiceover by Coolio took first prize at a student environmental film competition in England. • Shocker of the week: Putting lithium in your water reduces your risk of suicide! And putting Viagra in your water increases your risk of...well, we'll let you figure it out. • Web-hosting company GoDaddy is using its .tv domain names to educate people about the sinking island of Tuvalu. • Most obvious study of the week (a title given only to the most deserving studies): People in higher socioeconomic classes choose better diets, and pay more for them. • Save the poor swine! Farmers worry that humans will give swine flu to pigs.

Image: Flickr / zyphbear

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