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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

Heh. Supervillain Speed Dating

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

How to skin an animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex

 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. Balloon animal. ever.

 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

Get vaccinated, help the herd, save some lives

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

A song made only from TV and movie computer bleeps and bloops

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

How do those “icy fingers of death” in the Arctic form? Like dis. Video here

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

Be like Han

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*

Every Facebook Political Argument You’ve Ever Seen…

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

The exact scaling of a hundred scifi space ships

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