This Week in Science: September 14-20 2013

Warty Prowfish are very strange looking.

In Defense of the Blobfish‘.

I learned ‘The Paleontologist Theme Song‘. Can I get my degree now?

Some bugs have musical genitals.

The natural history of asses.

A map of Europe since 1000 in 3 and a half minutes.

Times, they are a-changin’: tweets in peer-reviewed articles.

Some animals have names that would make a middle schooler giggle.

The rules of Bill Nye, The Science Guy.

Nanotyrannus isn’t real, really‘.

You can learn the life history of a whale from its ear wax.

Dinosaur feathers found in Canadian Amber‘.

You might know someone who is a chimera, or has multiple different genomes.

South Korea is trying to build an invisible skyscraper.

‘How many diseases can a New York City rat give you?’

Liechtenstein currently has the most skewed gender ratio in the world.

Four new species of legless lizards found in California, including one found at the end of one of the runways at LAX.

Scientists have mapped the genomes of endangered big cats.

Who wouldn’t like to put a dinosaur in a wind tunnel to study early flight?

String theory, explained to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody.

And a song about starfish.

Dinosaur hand position could have been more diverse than we thought.

This video from the back of an eagle is absolutely amazing.

Some areas are more vulnerable to climate change than others.

What caused the Cambrian Explosion?

Some entomologists sacrifice themselves for a good photo.

Leaves make good thermometers.

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