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Shrimp Treadmills and 5 Other Odd Research Projects

Science isn’t always a straightforward process. Here are 6 seemingly odd but absolutely creative ways researchers have approached their subjects.

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Sources:
Shrimp
https://nsf.govawardsearchshowAward?AWD_ID=0212921
https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/articleshrimp-treadmills-some-science-only-sounds-silly
https://www.npr.org/20110823139852035shrimp-on-a-treadmill-the-politics-of-silly-studies
http://www.chronicle.com/blogsconversation20141113how-a-47-shrimp-treadmill-became-a-3-million-political-plaything
https://www.livescience.com/4221-scientists-put-shrimp-treadmill.html
https://www.nsf.gov/discoveriesdisc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=121887
Hyrax
http://www.sciencedirect.com/sciencearticlepiiS0031018209005240?via%3Dihub
http://www.academia.edu/2037661Rock_hyrax_middens_A_palaeoenvironmental_archive_for_southern_African_drylands
https://www.theguardian.com/science2013feb16rock-hyrax-toilet-habits-climate-scientists
https://www2.le.ac.uknewsblog2010-archiveoctober-2010that-great-story-about-rock-hyrax-urine
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news201010101015-urine-pee-rock-hyrax-climate-science-ancient-prehistoric
http://www.hyrax.univ-montp2.frproject_rock.html
http://www.sciencedirect.com/sciencearticlepiiS0033589410000438
https://www.nature.com/scitableknowledgelibrarygreen-sahara-african-humid-periods-paced-by-82884405
Egg:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmcarticlesPMC4388321pdfnihms675938.pdf
https://news.uci.edu/20150123uci-fellow-chemists-find-a-way-to-unboil-eggs
https://www.scientificamerican.com/articleunboiled-egg-untangles-a-knotty-protein-problem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VArb8kGnew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHMY4G9gTPA
Rat massage
https://www.goldengooseaward.org/awardeesrat-and-infant-massage
http://www.nytimes.com/19880202sciencethe-experience-of-touch-research-points-to-a-critical-role.html?pagewanted=all
http://med.miami.edu/newsneonatal-touch-therapy-pioneer-receives-golden-goose-award-in-washington
Bees
http://www.news.gatech.edu/20160922three-isye-researchers-receive-2016-golden-goose-award-honey-bee-algorithm
http://news.cornell.edu/stories201609golden-goose-award-honors-bee-experts-impact-computing
https://www.goldengooseaward.org/awardeeshoney-bee-algorithm
https://www.aaas.org/newsgolden-goose-award-goes-scientists-who-use-bees-web-hosting
https://www.washingtonpost.com/newsgrade-pointwp20160922how-honeybee-research-improved-your-internet-experience?utm_term=.6e157a93ea3f
https://nsf.govnewsmmgmmg_disp.jsp?med_id=81462
Slime Mold:
http://science.sciencemag.org/contentsci3275964439.full.pdf
https://www.sciencemag.org/cgicontentabstractsci;3275964439
https://www.wired.com/201001slime-mold-grows-network-just-like-tokyo-rail-system
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience20100121slime-mould-attacks-simulates-tokyo-rail-network
http://www.sciencemag.org/news201001ride-slime-mold-express
http://ieeexplore.ieee.orgabstractdocument6482606?reload=true
https://arxiv.org/pdf1203.2851.pdf
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-natureif-the-interstate-system-were-designed-by-a-slime-mold-93309928
https://www.theguardian.com/cities2014feb18slime-mould-rail-road-transport-routes

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