I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this science/pop culture goodness. You can find the hundreds of links from previous weeks here.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
∞ When water wants to get through, nothing can stop it. This bridge learned that the hard way
“Snakes are beautiful creatures, undeserving of the scorn often heaped on them. But…”
Pushing poo by the stars. How dung beetles watch the galaxy
Ohhhhhhh, that’s how the Duck Hunt gun worked. Kind of like how we detect planets around stars
Did this dolphin ask a diver for help? Analyzing the coolest video you’ll see today
Meet the “melon-baller” shark, or the glowing cat-sized fish that took a chunk out of this great white
∞ You can get less radiation INSIDE a spent nuclear fuel pool than outside of it. It all depends on where you swim—XKCD
How do you get around the poisonous guts of a caterpillar? Remove them
The Joker talked about immovable objects and unstoppable forces, but he was so wrong about the physics
∞ Freaky awesome: When you open a can of nuts in space, they almost look alive.
Everyone in Hollywood hates math. If everyone knew what a standard deviation was the world would be a better place
Scientific proof that cats are better than dogs
Mars might seem dead, but its geology is still pretty awesome
GO TEAM EGG! The solution to life’s greatest mystery! Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?
This is a photo of a mantis riding a plant motorcycle. That is all.
This is what a bunch of tigers trying to figure out what the hell a snowman is looks like
Love weird/beautiful lifeforms? You’ll love this
If aliens are monitoring our TV signals, this is what they’re watching
This short Sundance film about a kid preparing for the zombie apocalypse toes the line between geeky and creepy
∞ Best chemistry shot? The iodine clock reaction filmed at high speed
It is *really weird* to see a musician sing in an MRI. Weird, but cool
Think about funding this documentary about the founder of the non-profit I work with. It looks amazing
You may have to revise your “scariest animals” list after seeing this leopard seal
This is Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel fighting Nazis with a crossbow
∞ This bizarrely pink lagoon is bizarre
How big is our solar system? Well, how’s your scrolling finger?
A beautiful visualization of a magnetic storm
Pen caps have holes at the top so that one can breathe no matter how far they get lodged in the windpipe of a child or stupid adult.
Leave No Dolphin Behind: Dolphins make a raft for injured pod member in vain…
When you have the flu, doctors technically do recommend that you drink lots of homeopathic medicine…you know, water.
Scientists prove that one of the most dangerous pseudosciences out there is indeed bullshit and potentially deadly
When you hit a drum, the skins vibrate in tons of different ways. Here are some in GIF form
∞ The Sun in all the glorious ways that NASA looks at it
Cleaning out your ears does more harm than good. Think of the money you’ll save!
The ladybug was the original transformer
This little robot has wheels, but it sure doesn’t need them
According to DNA, “screwing is the right thing to do” [Comic]
Amazon versus The Amazon | XKCD
If you laid out the surface area of the lung, it would cover a tennis court, and then you would be arrested for Silence Of The Lambs stuff.
Telephone towers used to look WAY cooler
If Cooties Were Real, What Disease Would They Be? “Timmy’s gone viral!”
The beauty of a microwaved CD
∞ “How to Survive an Anaconda Attack” belongs in the badass manual
Einstein, Newton, and Pascal decide to play hide and seek… A joke for you engineers
I’d fly to the moon for you, and then probably die in a horrible accident because I’m not an aerospace engineer. #nerdlove
Need an optical illusion to break your brain? No problem
The Wheel of Exotic Pets proves that bobcats are the best, also most likely to eat your face
If you put Saturn on the ocean, it would float! And then the immense gravity would rip Earth apart. Nice comparison, science.
I attack Kirk baby, I was gorn this way
“Get real. If you’re not a nerd, don’t call yourself one.” A nerd PSA from Portlandia
B.e.a.utiful macro-shots of coral
Passive aggressive much? George Lucas to James Cameron in ’97, after Titanic broke Star Wars’ sales record
If you like it don’t put a benzene ring on it.
You have GOT to try Amazon Prime [Comic]
I just met you, and you are crazy. Here’s my number, I’m a psychiatrist.
This animated GIF art will mess with your head, but that’s a good thing
The first “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” winner was a badass. He phoned his dad on the last question just to say he’d won.