Digging through the web this week, I uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
Science to Read, Watch
We have to create our own peak for oil
What is “The Archer’s Paradox” and how do great bowmen get around it?
∞ This tiny origami robot digs, swims, carries, and then destroys itself
An electric dildo from 1894 whose battery ran on the acidity of the vagina
Land art at Amsterdam’s airport reduced decibel levels by half
MIT’s Cheetah can now jump over the obstacles you throw in its way while trying to escape
Cruise ships are traveling at lethal speeds around the whales people are coming to see
Is joey adoption bad for kangaroos?
∞ The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products
Save the wasp named after Harry Potter’s Dementors
Stanford robot can automatically perform brain surgery on fruit flies
Ammonia and burning ammonium dichromate make for “fireflies” in a flask
∞ Butterfly sex is so intense females evolved a second stomach for their vaginas
Found: 9 brains on NY train tracks. Don’t worry, we lose brains all the time
Rain drops are mathematically impossible, but thankfully they have a helping hand
The humane way to kill invasive cane toads is to freeze them
“Propellentless space drives”? “Not worth a minute’s thought. Let’s get on with our lives.”
Energy isn’t some magic cloud, it’s a measurement. Here’s the essentials
∞ Just realized I’ve never seen a snake drink. It’s really delicate
Meet a mini-roach/bird robotic duo
The facehuggers of the animal kingdom
You’re probably drinking coffee at the wrong times
Jumping spiders see better than just about any other animal, in HD and color
A cassowary’s call sounds like a kaiju growl
∞ Why have I never seen a peacock fly before!? They are beyond majestic
Android is increasingly alluring….
∞ What’s inside Spider-Man’s web-shooters?
“If the shaking is bad enough to damage a dam you won’t be able to run.”
∞ Bill Nye explains that the universe has one purpose: giving meaningless advice to white women
Can we actually do this bracket?
Could the ISS become a Death Star?
Sciencey GIFs and Images
A flying gurnard is aptly named
A piece of sodium dances around in indicator-filled solution
Texas free tailed bats vortex in time-lapse
∞ Conservation of (squirrel) momentum
Just a sec, watching automated hay balers
This church could have sent someone into the future
Helicopter skill level: 100
1950: A 5-million volt Argonne Van de Graaff generator which gave ions 9/10ths of light-speed
∞ A bridge detonation moves so fast that everything else stands still
The world’s 3rd largest reptile recently visiting Tybee Island
Ice Crystals Under a Microscope are Unicorn Tears
∞ Shoebill storks don’t like you asking about where the dinosaurs went
One day, the robots will remember our “testing” and return the favor
Pop Culture Happenings
The F-35B can land like a hovercraft
We Asked 6 Famous Video Game Designers About The Game They’ve Always Wanted To Make, But Never Could
16 Ways The Human Body Is Actually Unbelievable
∞ Don’t Understand Bitcoin? This Man Will Mumble An Explanation At You
We Asked 22 Meteorologists About The Worst Storm They’ve Ever Created To Punish An Ex-Lover
This bacteria-powered “living robot” is straight out of The Matrix
∞ Why Rick and Morty is the Best Sci-Fi Show on TV
What was written on Mad Max’s back in Fury Road
Of course reviews for silver food spray were hilariously taken over by War Boys
What else did Fury Road get right? The portrayal of those with artificial limbs
Mad Max: Fury Road shouldn’t exist. It’s a miracle
“WTF.” This “clickbait” tweet contains the words “jegging” and “photobomb,” and now so does Merriam Webster
∞ The story of the world’s largest photograph (which you can explore)