Weird Science Roundup: Scared Elephants, Pet Hippos and a Bug-Hating G.O.P.

By Allison Bond | June 5, 2009 2:33 pm

Yee-haw! It’s the blog roundup.• Bees and their hives aren’t just for honey anymore: They might help farmers in Kenya deter elephant raids that threaten crops.

• It’s a nice day for a weightless wedding, at least for the Brooklyn couple that will get married in zero gravity later this month. They’ll tie the knot on a commercial weightless flight, with a price tag of $5,200 per person.

• Conservatives are more easily grossed out by bugs, blood, and guts than are their liberal counterparts, according to a study in the journal Cognition & Emotion.

• And, finally, a video of the world’s only pet hippo!

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