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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.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
Do different kinds of alcohol get you different kinds of drunk? Chase your shots with some science!
∞ The Math: What Life On Kepler-62e Would Be Like. Exoplanets and math: a win-win.
“My, what enormous genital pincers you have!” All the better to…
∞ Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared? How we used the invisible to catch a killer.
Lovely: Batman Villains In The Style of 1940’s Mugshots
∞ The Physics of Fred Flintstone’s Flaming Feet
The media is still covering abject GMO nonsense
How an already awesome parasite (which many of us carry) may have just gotten awesomer
∞ Why are UFO sightings on the decline? Are we just too cynical? I think not
XKCD is the best at its hobby: Abusing dimensional analysis
Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson moderate a panel on nothing and learn something
“In fact I never had much interest in guns. Yet it is I who killed a man.”
If you could have any animal superpower, what would it be?
How do you “prove” a homeopathic remedy? Draw doodles and talk nonsense, apparently [PDF]
Pancakes, served with a side of science
∞ Why Mass Effect is the Most Important Science Fiction Universe Of Our Generation
She could multiply two 15-digit numbers in her head in 28 seconds. She was a “mathemagician”
How much does this TEDed video you are about to watch weigh?
∞ Best Tumblr this week? Little Girls R Better at Designing Superheroes than You
I *love* this: Comic artist decides to illustrate your weird, funny, and bizarre tweets
Question: How badass is it to do graffiti on another planet? Also penis on Mars>>face on Mars
Time travel is confusing, boring
What is the longest sunset you could see? XKCD’s answer is surprisingly touching
Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans? [Infographic] Get high, then die
If you have the power to simulate enough particles, you can make CGI water look real
∞ This is how Commander Hadfield takes all those wonderful “space-a-grams”
Feed your brain with buzzing bee science courtesy of It’s Okay To Be Smart! You might call it a buzzfeed
Poison control centers in the US took 178 calls related to the “cinnamon challenge” in the first half of 2012
You can’t play any games with Link. Resourceful bastard
∞ What is the difference between girls and boys? One can send stuff into space, so can the other
Who could have built this beautiful Bismuth pyramid? I’m not saying it was aliens…but it was aliens
Need to relax with a video game tonight but can’t decide what to play? This infographic will choose for you
How does the ISS recycle astronaut pee for drinking water?
∞ Best thing I saw today: 22 hilariously defaced textbooks
How do you visualize what will happen to our cities after we’re gone? Build them out of bread, watch them decay
What hurts more, childbirth or a kick in the nuts?
How much math do Americans use at work? Take a wild guess
The best graffiti is Batman graffiti
Thank goodness Mario and Reddit teamed up to explain relationships to me
“In naming me a game theorist, dear Sir, you bestow upon me more honor than I deserve.”–Jane Austen
∞ Super slow-mo Barn Owl attacks? Yes please. Absolutely gorgeous
How everyone judges their favorite coffee
When “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times” comes true for you. Powerful, shaking storytelling
A nice TEDed on how particle accelerators work. SPOILER: They accelerate particles
∞ Is it too f***ing much to ask that “I F***ing Love Science” credits the sciencey artists it thrives on?
“I like combining animals together in photos…you know…slawks and dorses”
This beautiful new transparent fish has come to usurp the throne
Oh, Those Movie Spies and Their Cyanide Pills. Picking apart SkyFall’s chemistry
How the Rambo movies evolved, statistically
∞ Txtng is killing language. JK!!! My favorite (so far) TED talk
Survey drug users, and what is the most (or least) pleasurable?
The best movie posters are on this site, and I’ll stand by that statement
This supercut proves that Worf NEVER has good advice
∞ That moment when a Craigslist ad for TNG cosplay goes from weird to super weird
Want the most detailed cross-section of all your favorite Star Wars ships? Duh, of course you do
What’s in Michael Cain? Sorry…that’s “my cocaine”
Yes, that astonishing creationist quiz was real, and it represents sneaky backdoor tactics to teach pseudoscience
Astronomer’s Paradise. What could be more interesting than the universe?
Darth Vader is a haunted soul
Jetpack rocket science. Or how not to hit your face on a jetski
∞ Terrorists: incompetent, ineffective, unintelligent, ignorant, misguided, moronic, irrational, foolish, and gullible
How do you measure the explosivity of a volcano? Logarithmically!
Next Japanese schoolgirl meme is a clever use of photography, class time
How do we measure how far away stuff is in the universe? A photo-laden explainer
Reconstructing virtual dinos to study movement is awesome, but also, those are bird *ankles*
Why is skepticism important? Man who sold fake bomb detectors in Iraq, causing fatalities, found guilty of fraud
100% on this Pew Research science quiz. Amazing to see what the average science literacy is. Have to remember for communication
Saturn’s Hyperion moon looks like a beautiful lava rock
∞ It is really weird to see a rocket un-launch itself
There was another large meteor strike in Argentina a few days ago, did you miss it?
Of all the giant animals invaders on this list, I fear the ROUSs
∞ I almost can’t handle how awesome this is: The biggest game of Pong is on the side of a skyscraper
Fluoridated Water: Science, Scams and Society
How maybe less than 10 lionfish became a living, breathing oil spill
Super strong magnet spheres are cool, so put them up against your computer screen!
Build a sandcastle that you can stand on at the beach this summer
You can’t reverse global warming with “holistic management and planned grazing.”
This is the future of humanity according to scifi films and TV shows. Awesome infographic
Wonderful: How to Make Friends By Telephone. A guide on how to effectively use tech from the 1940s
∞ This is so important (and a great re-cap): The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield