ATAT cross-section, fairy circles, first contact infographic, futurism posters, homeopathic dilution, melt metal with magnets, other planets in the sky, parasites, the walking dead, visualization of drone strikes, zombie virus
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.
∞ How does a zombie bite work? The Komodo Dead: What Really Kills in The Walking Dead
Enjoy tonight’s The Walking Dead season finale with a bunch of bite-sized zombie facts!
The caffeine chemical coffee mug
∞ You can melt metal with magnets! (sort of)
Here is even MORE evidence that vaccines don’t cause autism. Seriously. Shut up.
∞ First Contact: Don’t F**k This Up For Us. My favorite infographic ever
Whip scorpions, if you are an arachnophobe and haven’t seen one, will make you wish you haven’t seen one
SCOTUS justices can’t find science on same-sex marriage, but it’s there http://t.co/BpMmrHRgdw
∞ At 8X you could drink a solution of arsenic and be fine. Many homeopathic remedies are at 400X.
Chiropractor did AMA on LifeHacker, says medicine is “the leading cause of death in the United States.” WOW
Africa’s “fairy circles” (possibly) explained! They are termite water traps.
∞ The best sci comm I have seen in awhile: 112 Cartoon Elements Make Learning The Periodic Table Fun
How volcano lightning (might) work. Glad we’re at least trying to explain this, the pictures are almost *too* awesome
Can the Ice Wall in Game of Thrones Survive Science? Gravity always wins
Apparently, an acceptable plural form for a Wildebeest is Wildebeesties. Now to find a conversation to insert that in…
How to make Silence of the Lambs instantly creepier with anime posters
Learn about the “tyranny of the rocket equation”
This is the New Zealand Takahē, but I propose we call it the “Beakface”
∞ Remove all the oxygen on Earth for 5 seconds, everything goes to sh*t
SPACE PRON: The shuttle is ready for its close-up
6 nightmares reinvented for the modern age
∞ The culture-warriors do not understand how science and research works. The battle of studying duck penises.
Time, you didn’t think you had any, but you do. XKCD
10 Dinosaur Myths That Need To Go Extinct. Especially #10!
Watch a two-headed albino Honduran milk snake eat a baby mouse?
We need to get more girls the HPV vaccine, but fear, money, and ideas of sexual purity are hampering us
The NASA prototype lander is up…and exploded
Two days after a coronal mass ejection, you get this amazing video of an aurorae
1. Get a matrix of LEDs. 2. Make people feel like they are tripping
∞ I *love* this post-apocalyptic portrait
World’s lightest material is, you guessed it, super duper light. It can sit on a flower
∞ These retro futurism posters about life on other planets are the best thing I saw today
AHH Zombie Snails!
Sometimes sex in the animal kingdom requires “penile sacrifice”
Let’s learn about fruit bat cunnilingus
∞ Awesome Star Wars thing #1: Wonderfully detailed ATAT cross-section
Awesome Star Wars thing #2: How they filmed the Empire opening credit roll
What makes a videogame addicting? Helping you kick your Bioshock/Skyrim/Borderlands habit.
Three Science Words We Should Stop Using
∞ If the Moon was replaced with other planets in our sky
Is there a height limit for how tall mountains on Earth can be?
Imagine Darth Vader mourning all his lost men at the Death Star memorial wall. Are you imagining this?
I just took a roller coaster ride through the entire Beetlejuice movie, with Minecraft
∞ Here are 12 parasites proving that they are the coolest lifeforms
A Convincing Argument That ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Toy Story’ Are One And The Same
The discrimination atheists face can be sinisterly subtle: Atheist packages 10x more likely to be lost in the post
Sound designer Ben Burtt created the distinctive TIE fighter sound effect by combining an elephant call with a car driving on wet pavement.
A great demo to do with the kids: Amazing 9-Layer Density tower
It’s official, the peacock spider is my favorite
∞ An amazing use of data: A visualization of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004
inFact: The Unpopular Facts about GMOs
When a deaf man has Tourette’s, what happens?
GMOs are one solution to an ancient puzzle
Why you shouldn’t get your toxicology from Wedding Crashers: Just an (Eye) Drop of Poison
Most laser pointers are too strong, or, a lot of people with laser pointers are dicks
∞ Batman and I share a life philosophy: Just Life. Just Us.