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.
We all know coffee is great, but there is a lot of coffee pseudoscience too
∞ Double WOW. Watching a falcon kill a duck in mid-air—from the falcon’s POV—is better than any roller coaster
It’s awesome to see the homologous structures in mice and bats
∞ How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on ‘Friends’?
How much stuff does your body produce each year?
Weird Science: Fatty Feces or Gassy Guano?
What influences a senator to reject the repeal of a creationism bill in Louisiana? Faith healing. Ugh
∞ Okay okay, now *this* is my favorite infographic: the wonderfully detailed “History of Science Fiction”
Your brain smashes lip movements and sound together. It makes The Walking Dead pretty ridiculous
∞ The universe is art: Enceladus beautiful and lonely
Why trying to “disprove” Einstein is a fool’s errand
A nuclear explosion from 10 feet away looks like a gobstopper
Very cool Guardian interactive infographic looking at the violent content of 50 videogames sold last year
For male sand tiger sharks, sexual competition continues after sex, because cannibalism
The unseen force that drives Ouija boards and fake bomb detectors
∞ Woman asks Wil Wheaton to give a message to her unborn daughter about nerdom. He gives a beautiful response
The world’s smallest movie is made with individual atoms. Wow
The spider-tailed horned viper is beautiful, makes me re-think how cool snake tails can be
Could you send a passenger train through a vertical loop?
How big is the Rancor compared to the Stay Puff marshmallow man? Answering all your important questions.
∞ This awesome gamer made an analog life bar to track his HP with water, bubbles, and LEDs while he plays
How to stop a herd of viruses riding on wildebeesties
So, the great ice needle invasion has begun…
Meanwhile, in Russia
I wore out my SQUEEbox thinking about how awesome Pacific Rim is going to be
How much do the planets make the Sun wobble? Play around with this animation
“Now that we’ve got modern marriage, gay marriage is, or should be, no big deal at all.”
∞ Bill Nye’s acceptance speech for a Humanist of the Year award has something for everyone
Snakes in a Cave: Boas come out to feed when the bats emerge from the caves
Why @Bill_Nye__Tho is my favorite Twitter account
∞ Did fisherman catch a dead plesiosaur off the coast of Japan in 1977? No, but the story is great detective work
How do you switch out an old oxygen tank in space? Well, Commander Hadfield has a song for that
Why don’t we have artificial gravity on the ISS? I want to know!
∞ Richard Feynman playing bongos is May’s Science Manga Doodle! Gets yours now!
A tale of crazy dedication in one of my all time favorite games: The quest for Shadow of the Colossus’ last big secret
How a fungus will turn all those cicadas into “salt shakers of death”
Surprising there aren’t more photos of the master: The only known photo of Einstein’s Mass-Energy Equivalence formula
∞ Holy. Crap. The CBS logo from the side
A gigabyte of storage, 20 years ago and today
The PBS Avengers are here to save us from crappy TV
SPACE PRON: A Phoenix lands near a giant Martian crater
∞ 396 sunsets merged into one: A new view of the sky
Why Magicians Are a Scientist’s Best Friend
Pseudoscience kills, but sometimes we score a win for reality
How much time can you spend saving time before you are wasting time?
Lovely interactive graphic reminds you that today isn’t all that important, in the scheme of things. Here Is Today
∞ This false color “Red Rose of Saturn” is the prettiest space image I’ve *ever* seen http://t.co/Jhs7BjUXzM Seriously
∞ If you look closely, you can see the space shuttle silhouetted against the Sun. It’s wonderful
The history of frozen food is the history of an Inuit’s frozen fish
When you break it down, it’s amazing how little of Earth’s water you can actually drink
If you could have any animal superpower, what would it be?
“In fact I never had much interest in guns. Yet it is I who killed a man.”
This scale of the universe infographic starts with informative and ends with masturbation
∞ Macro shots of animal eyes defy most words for beauty
The 200 million year evolution of feathers in 3 minutes
A new course in critical thinking: How To Think Like a Scientist
A video of the Donald Trump hair caterpillar
A simple and effective explainer for information processing: What Is Intuition?
∞ We gamers can’t just ignore this stuff: Breaking Down The Absurd Anatomy of a Video Game Scare Piece
Look out ladies, I just got another proposal idea
Why would aliens come all this way just to invade Earth?
Brain art as fruit, toothpaste, and paper
I bet many of us would have the same experience: “I’m Still Here: back online after a year without the internet”
How do bone-eating zombie worms eat whale bone? Bone acid! Yay!
A hard look at three GMO myths
∞ Why we kiss and why we are a bunch of uncertain puppies
You really have to shoot low to disprove Einstein
What’s a fruit fly to do when there is no fruit around? Eat each other!
“A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind” is a new book challenging “neurobollocks”
We are learning more and more about conspiracy theorists. They are not crazy, but they do distrust science
How a Nintendo 3DS helped a stereoblind man see a world with volume for the first time
We don’t have any data points save for Earth, so is SETI science?
A collection of great BioShock Infinite manga
How do astronauts deal with getting sick in space? Commander Hadfield explains
Wolves: Noms for life
What The Oatmeal Might Have Gotten Wrong About Mantis Shrimp
∞ A pile of bison skulls from 1870s America. These were ground down to make fertilizer.