I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.
I have marked my favorite links with a ∞. Enjoy.
Science to Read, Watch
Don’t pander out of fear to those who are already afraid of the wrong things, like water fluoridation
∞ A wrecking ball made out of Miley Cyrus would have to swing pretty fast
The quotes in here sum up my feelings on anti-vax really well: “Messing with nature is the whole point of medicine”
You might as well drink Avogadro’s bones at 200C: Why homeopathy is nonsense
You remember that? How sure are you? Our most confident memories can be completely wrong
The horrors that were demons and ghosts, but are now sleep paralysis
∞ Things you need to know about moray eels: 1) They have ALIEN jaws. 2) They have a gorgeous, ribbon-like larval stage.
For a good go at Humanity 2.0, we have to send starships out with at least 10,000 people on them
The cutest birds are still splitting into more cute birds
Order of worst bee sting pain: face, penis, upper lip, nostril
Beluga whales have love handles because airplanes have stabilizers
Excuse me, Mr. Toad, I think you have something in your eye…
Bookmarked: A fun and thorough asteroid impact simulator
Another large study doubts the benefits of mammography
∞ If you could break physics and bring a disco ball moon into the sky, it would be beyond cool
Watch a very patient woman explain the New Zealand giant weta while it bites the hell out of her
When snake oil is whale blubber: Sit in a dead whale for 30 hours to cure rheumatism!
It takes practice to fertilize an unconscious female mosquito with the decapitated body of a dead male
So, statistically, it seems like zebra stripes are for reducing fly bites. But no one knows how the stripes do it?
∞ I had no idea how a slapshot actually worked! Physics and hockey
Never seen a trilobite beetle before, and now I am really glad that I have. Beautiful.
Take 15 minutes and watch how the lightsaber was born
The police can pull you over if you are kilometers tall and wield an axe
Some science hidden between the bodies littering Game of Thrones
Double fan spends an exorbitant number of hours animating the Game of Thrones theme with Skyrim locations
Ken: Ryu, but totally expendable, as the increasingly geeky Pete Holmes explains
∞ “The interestingness of animals is proportional to how hard it is to find the butt…the octopus is very interesting”
Alec Guinness writes to a friend as he begrudgingly prepares to shoot Star Wars
Sciencey GIFs and Images
1,600,000 miles away and Saturn is still the only thing in sight, or that you’d ever want to see
Celsius and Kelvin aren’t exactly based on favorable body temperatures
∞ So satisfying: The exact moment when two water droplets connect
I was unaware of how hardcore the crab-eater seal’s teeth are.
You’ve got to walk the (dinosaur) walk too.
Hello arachnophobes, My name is wolf spider mother… Sincerely, Your Nightmares
Needless to say, many of the advertisements on this blog are not scientifically accurate, or really even make sense
Beatrice The Biologist has much more fun animal mascot suggestions
From the ISS, thunderstorms look more like electric jellyfish cruising Earth’s atmosphere
New favorite GIF response to science trolls
∞ No, next traveler in 24 B, the velociraptor is not a 5-foot tall scaly beast, it was a terrifying turkey.
Look, all you gotta do is put some crosses on a checker board and your brain gives up on reality. Know this.
Friction welder is a job I could do all day
I have friends with benefits (which are snakes).
I want to take a skateboard into the thrust chamber of a Titan IV booster
Optical illusions with large boats amuse me. See how good your brain’s shadow recognition software is?
Pop Culture Happenings
That “chupacabra” is a mangy raccoon, get over it
∞ The 3D-printed selfie is the best selfie
There is a very, very exact way to draw Buddha. This 18th century book shows how
Thanks to the Blackwater wildfire attack, each Game of Thrones episode averages 173 on-screen deaths.
The first Captain America wasn’t good. Here are 101 reasons why
The sculptures of Jeffro Uitto prove that whatever forms molecules take, they are beautiful
The big battles on Wikipedia: Germany fights pseudoscience, USA…WWE Wrestlers
IPCC: With climate change, the worst is yet to come
∞ Japan’s scientific whaling program is not scientific, and must stop immediately
Japan phone company makes simulation of 1,500 people walking while using their phones, result is what you’d expect