13 Science-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016

Because sexy Harambe is in poor taste
indian pangolin

The first three items on the list may be sad or frightening, but this one is downright adorable. The pangolin, one of the most endangered animals in the world, was recently given expanded protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. So if you're more into cute costumes than scary ones, cut out some cardboard scales, build a tail out of a stocking, and get a ridiculous manicure to mimic the pangolin's artichoke/dragon look. Wikimedia user Dushy Ranetunge

Scrambling for a last-minute Halloween costume? Looking for something a little more creative than that same Scream mask you’ve been wearing since 1996? Donald Trump wasn’t a good costume in 2015, and it’s a little too scary this year. Harambe and Dat Boi came and went already. But science news is always cool! So here are 13 Halloween costume ideas, ranging from darkly funny to downright terrifying, pulled from 2016 Popular Science stories.

The Note 7
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aedes aegypti mosquito
August Heat
reproducibility crisis
Artist's Concept
An artist’s idea of what the surface of Proxima b might look like. ESO/M. Kornmesser
Google's AlphaGo beats world champion Lee Se-dol in Go.
NASA's Satellite Juno at Jupiter
uber car
couple's costume neail degrasse tyson b.o.b.
Pokémon Go Eggs