Ok, I don't know if it's the lack of sleep but this article actually touched me.

http://www.livescience.com/strangene...tudy-bees.html

A group of 8- to 10-year-old British schoolchildren have published a scientific paper in the peer-reviewed journal Biology Letters.

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The study may be the only scientific paper to contain an emoticon. "We then put the tube with the bees in it into the school's fridge (and made bee pie )," the students wrote, explaining how they calmed the bees so they could dab them with paint to tell them apart.
As they stated in the article, the results the kids found was not anything unknown to the scientific community but it was to get kids interested in science.

"Science is cool and fun because you get to do stuff that no one has ever done before," the chlidren wrote.