The editors of the New
Scientist magazine offer a sampling of the latest in
stranger-than-fiction scientific research. Scientists who trip their subjects,
academic debates over the temperature of the afterlife, and researchers who don
moose suits. Informative -- and addictive -- browsing for the intellectually curious.
May 22: The video game Pac-Man, featuring "the most iconic character from the golden age of arcade video games," was released on this day in 1980. Over the next decade, gamers spent over $2.5 billion in quarters…