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It’s time for “Nerd News,” covering the most important news for your brain. Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science.

1.  In robotics:  Boston Dynamics unveiled a new humanoid robot that isn’t creepy at all.  Just kidding, it’s terrifying.

2.  In booze news:  Canned wine sometimes smells like farts, especially if it sits on the shelf too long.  Now researchers at Cornell think they’ve figured out why it happens, and how to fix it. They think an antioxidant in the wine is getting through the plastic liners in the cans and interacting with the aluminum.  That creates hydrogen sulfide, which can give off a rotten egg smell.  So the fix could be better can liners.

3.  In career news:  A study found you’re less likely to develop dementia later in life if your job requires you to think a lot.  So, us here at the station?  Yeah, we’re screwed.

4.  In animal news:  Rats might be able to count . . . bumblebees can survive underwater for up a week . . . and the largest marine reptile that ever lived might have been as big as a blue whale.  An 11-year-old girl recently found the fossils of one on a beach in England.

5.  There was a big breakthrough in quantum computing this week.  A team in Europe took the first steps in creating a “quantum internet.”  The details on what that means are pretty complicated and confusing.  But yeah . . . faster Internet!