Botanical diversity! Fights for love! Killer asteroids! Toe chop hazards! Environmental justice! Huge rats! Sniffing communication! It's your Tuesday Science Watch, where we watch your science—fairly or not!
- Think botanical gardens are just a bunch of plants sitting around growing? Think again! They're also cooking shows, booze, and dog walks. And uh, science.
- Do you make an effort not to fight with your significant other? You stupid, useless bastard. Turns out that fighting is the key to a good relationship. Not Chris Brown-type fighting, but the right kind of fighting. As one doctor explains, "You can get angry, but it's important to talk without fighting." So the right kind of fighting is not fighting. God that makes no fucking sense. Like most things you say, science. I'm just stating facts.
- A huge asteroid might strike the Earth in 2182, long after we're all dead. Good.
- Foot doctors say you shouldn't get cosmetic foot surgery, like chopping off the ends of your toes. Boy howdy, foot doctors tell us the most unexpected things!
- The EPA is putting a new focus on the "health of low-income and minority populations," because lord knows that shit is just as endangered as a sea turtle, for real.
- Archaeological researchers have discovered the biggest rat that ever lived. That's right: Sammy Gravano.
- What is up with the lack of fossil record within the Cambrian period? You know?
- A new device may help people who are unable to move or speak. It allows them to use sniffing through their noses to communicate with the outside world. Yea. Mmm hmm. It didn't work out too well for Lindsay Lohan, though! Hey! Kevin Eubanks and the Tonight Show band!