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The Sciences

Weird Science Roundup: Psychedelic Science, Melting Ski Runs, and Virtual Schwarzenegger

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyMay 9, 2009 1:00 AM
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• We all know the snows of Kilimanjaro are melting and Mt. Everest isn't in great shape either. Now, Bolivia's Chacaltaya Glacier, home to the world's highest ski run, has melted. • As if a treadmill in space weren't enough, Stephen Colbert now has a species of diving beetle named after him: Agaporomorphus colberti. The beetle is known for having bristles on the males' reproductive organs. Watch what happens when methylene dye is dropped into water. Seriously, watch it. • Fifty years after her last delivery, a 90-year-old former midwife delivered her great-granddaughter in England. • Schwarzenegger fans (of the actor, not the governor) can rest assured knowing that his virtual self will make an appearance in the next Terminator movie. • Happy 21st birthday to the world's oldest dog, Chanel.

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