At Live Science, we delve into science news from around the world every day — and some of those stories can get a little weird. Here are some of the strangest science news articles from this week.

Everyone knows that the best pizza is made in a brick oven — preferably in Italy. But if you don't have a brick oven, that's OK. Scientists have come up with an equation that uses physics to produce the perfect pizza. [Read more about the equation for pizza perfection]

Mmmm, maggots!
Mmmm, maggots!
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Would you sample a cheese crawling with maggots, or a pickled sheep eyeball? In Sweden, the newly-opened Disgusting Food Museum showcases dishes from around the world that are not to everyone's taste. [Read more about boiled bats and frog smoothies]

Scientists put beatboxers into an MRI machine to see what happened inside their mouths noses and throats when they made percussive sounds. Four performers beatboxed while inside the MRI, and researchers captured video of their pops, clicks and trills. [Read more about the bizarre beatboxing]

A laser powerful enough to broadcasts signals into space for curious extraterrestrials may not be beyond our capabilities to build, according to a new study. Researchers suggested that it's perfectly feasible to imagine that people could design and construct technology that would act as a beacon to attract the attention of alien astronomers. Whether or not that's a good idea, is another story. [Read more about signaling aliens with lasers]

Eating raw or undercooked slugs can lead to infection by a parasitic nematode called <i>Angiostrongylus cantonensis</i>, or rat lungworm.
Eating raw or undercooked slugs can lead to infection by a parasitic nematode called Angiostrongylus cantonensis, or rat lungworm.
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Eight years ago, an Australian teen swallowed a slug on a dare, and contracted a parasite known as rat lungworm. The subsequent infection left him paralyzed from the neck down and with significant brain damage, and he died in hospital on Nov. 2. [Read more about the lethal parasitic infection]

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