Monday Randoms: Amazon's New Fashion Innovation & USPS's Outer Space Mail

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  • Female dragonflies don’t mess around … According to new study, female dragonflies will drop from the sky and play dead … to avoid unwanted male advances. Researchers say they observed female dragonflies crash-dive to the ground while being pursued by an aggressive male. The female would then lie motionless. Once the male left, she would get up and fly away. (New Scientist)     
  • According to a new study, social media likes help nervous students do better on tests. Seems the support has a calming effect on the students, allowing them to relax and do better on exams. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that undergraduates test anxiety were able to reduce symptoms by 21% when they reached out to friends on social media for support. (News.Illinois.edu)     
  • You know that perfect outfit you've been dreaming of, but can never find? Well, Amazon is coming to the rescue with a new service that would allow you to give them a design – the color, fabric, style and cut of your choice – and get a custom piece of clothing delivered within a couple of days. We're not sure how long it will take to get to the beta-test stage, but we're getting our drawing board ready. (PureWow)   
  • Forget air mail, the U.S. Postal Service is about to introduce outer space mail ... in the form of a stamp commemorating the solar eclipse that will hit on August 21st. The really special thing about the stamp? You can change the design yourself with the touch of a finger. Body heat transforms the eclipse photo to a picture of the moon. When it cools again, the eclipse image returns. Look for it to be unveiled on June 20th – the Summer Solstice. (USA Today)

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