I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this science/pop culture goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
It’s been an incredible, tense, sad, and somber week for us in the US. Take some time to remember why we love life, and how science and obsession makes it all the more worth living.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
This GIF of an alternate way to visualize the Pythagorean theorem is enlightening
∞ Shark attacks in perspective with a sad infographic
According to this beard-o-graph, I’m dangerous…Canadian hockey player dangerous
This animated 60-sec Star Wars speed run warrants a new word: adorawesome
∞ What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The West Texas Explosion
Canadians are known for their 30-person backflip coordination
The raw infrared footage of the Boston bomber in the boat is mesmerizing
∞ A healthy dose of inspiring reality, courtesy of Science!
When you burn a candle in zero-G, it is way prettier
This sculpture of breakfast sausage won somebody the Nobel prize
∞ Coincidences Are Meaningful, Just Not Like That
Give a maggot a nano-suit of armor to help it survive a vacuum. Or not. Science
I signed up for this free course in AGW because our atmosphere needs good representatives
Don’t Burn Your Bra for Science Just Yet. Digging into the “you don’t need a bra” “study”
∞ If you consider your “light size” you are kinda immortal
“If someone scares you, just bend over and fart your lungs out all over that bastard.” True Facts About the Sea Pig
Which dinosaur’s ass could I feasibly kick?
You will love this analog version of Super Mario, in a cardboard box
∞ Awesome chart pron: All the US radio band allocations
How do you make sure the LHC is particulate free? Send a ping pong ball through it, duh
A clever visualization of a hundred Hollywood movies you can sort by budget, rating, and gross
Don’t you want this 6-legged, 4,000 pound riding machine at your kid’s birthday party?
∞ Science on the Vine: Antimatter Beer, Catt Purrs, Climbing Friction, Human Frame Rate
“The idea that students have particular ‘learning styles’ is a persistent one despite the lack of scientific evidence.”
The world’s prettiest ice
This “randomness” dude knows how the world really works
How to convince someone that they have an invisible (and probably evil) hand
Two people shoot at each other at the same time, but what if one person is moving?
Basic Human Needs Pyramid: Fixed
∞ Wow. Quite the round up: The Conspiracy Theory Flowchart “THEY” Don’t Want You To See
No Deepak Chopra, pseudosciencey consciousness talks are not being “censored,” they are just bad science
∞ Mixing 16-bit video games with real photo makes for awesome surrealism
It bears repeating: Look for the helpers
Hi-res scanning electron microscope gallery, because science
Don’t take pictures with your iPad unless it saves your face from a softball
How do we measure the universe? Learn in this delightful animation
Everything is better in slow motion, unless you are afraid of wasps
∞ This is *by far* the best science infographic I’ve seen. You must experience it
Have you thanked NASA for all this stuff yet?
“No, no, no, I’m not insulting you. I’m describing you.” An important distinction
The science behind the “where two oceans meet” photos
Volcanoes blow smoke rings, like the mafia bosses of Earth that they are
Put some gloves on: The Science of Sperm Collecting
Moment of Zen: Watch lava cool underwater
This lichen mantis looks like bird poop and practices boxing
Innumeracy is a serious problem which affects 8 out of 5 people. This FB page might help
∞ Woman is a wiz with Photoshop, puts herself as a time traveler documenting history in famous photos
When you write about science, “Hunt down jargon, mercilessly like a mercenary possessed, and kill it.”
∞ There is a grasshopper in this photo–can you find it (in under 5 seconds?!)
Motion-induced blindness is cool/weird. Just think of how much we don’t perceive…
The coolest way to drive a scooter? Wear a Predator helmet
Take a brain break. Here’s a dinosaur and a baby
Did anyone else feel this way this week?
Your iPhone’s “rolling shutter” will turn an airplane propeller into impossible art
∞ What happens if you wring out a wet cloth in space?
Prepare yourself, this image of the Sun is pretty hi-res
This chemical compound skips right past the foreplay, touch it with a feather and it explodes
∞ I just watched Patton Oswalt do a 100% improvised 8-minute filibuster where he pitches his X-Men/Avengers/Star Wars crossover…Some amazing fan already made Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars/X-Men/Avengers crossover into a poster
Take a second to look at this larval octopus. You’re welcome
How to deal with insightful students. A classic XKCD
I propose that philosophy professors put up these posters in their classes depending on their ethics of choice
I love this chemical reaction. It’s the worthy successor to the baking soda volcano
Pour lava on ice and it makes *rock bubbles*
∞ If everybody in the US drove west, could we temporarily halt continental drift?
You will want to watch this new magnetic putty video with some LSD in your system (just a suggestion)
Preeeeeetty sure this is the best video you’ll watch today