Digging through the web this week, I 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
Hairless man gets all his hair back with help from an arthritis drug
∞ Aatish Bhatia saw a hydrophobic leaf he didn’t fully understand, so he did some science on it
How to make a test tube disappear with the refractive index
Do bees have fur? Kinda
3D printing may not be suitable for space because of how rough the printed surfaces are
Fascinating diary about five days spent wrestling tiger sharks for science
The absurd corpse-wearing menace that is the assassin bug
Cleopatra probably didn’t get herself bitten by an asp; she knew too much about poisons
Some of those pretty fireflies are looking to catch their own kind, just like you
How we plan on using radiation to discover how bad the radiation coming from Fukushima is
These spiders are on your continent and they eat fish like badasses
How user suicides changed after antidepressant warnings became more specific
∞ OK Go’s latest really blows your mind because the brain is a so-so modeler
Science: Yes, your headphones do literally form impenetrable knots in your pocket in seconds
Researchers have made it so: An intelligent door that anticipates your movements like Star Trek
New species of water bear is adorable you guys
Amazon adventuring to find out about the spider that makes an effigy of itself
Do naked mole rats have the secret to long, healthy lives?
ISSpresso needs a hipster space barista and then I’ll be ok with it
The carbon and oxygen cycle, explained beautifully, without voice
These spiders do the jobs that best suit their personalities!
∞ An incredible visualization: 600,000 asteroids discovered over 30 years (in 4K)
Want to see a puff adder eat a water balloon? Sorry, that’s a silly question
∞ Hodor, hodor–hodor, hodor–hodor; hodor. It’s a real neurological condition almost two-centuries old!
∞ Orphan Black is the smartest show based around genetics in a long time
How Data could have gained citizenship, according to a TNG writer
∞ Shaka, When the Walls Fell: A wonderfully thorough essay on Star Trek: TNG’s best episode
At the Bull Moose, a book store in Maine, the LEGO Movie advertising is delightfully meta
A brief history of our love affair with flying cars
You are more dinosaur than fossil fuel is (but less than birds)
How the stuff in Super Mario gets it on [slightly NSFW]
Serious nostalgia factor in this Jurassic Park VFX reel
Your interactive map of Westeros and the lands beyond
Alan Tudyk lends his voice to a fantastic explainer video made with NASA/JPL. He’s a brain parasite inside Wil Wheaton
Realistic Mario’s mushroom trip is pretty rough
∞ Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye: The epic rap battle (wait for the cameo)
It takes six hours of makeup before every shoot to transform this dude into a White Walker
Todd Lockwood’s dragon animations are gorgeous
We all want Star Trek-style teleporters but…science
Sciencey GIFs and Images
Can we launch all our rockets this way just for the visuals?
Crystallized slides of alcoholic drinks under a microscope are a trip man
∞ Any marine biologist tweeps want to explain this incredibleness to me?
Peel tape in a vacuum and you make a bunch of x-rays, oddly enough
There is enough wrong with this advertisement scientifically to write an essay about it
What wearing a suit of Mentos and jumping into a pool of Coke looks like
30-second exposure of sparks hopping between the balls of a Wimshurst machine
I’m guessing that this robot is a bit more precise than you are
That’s one hell of a ping pong serve
Don’t speed up caterpillar metamorphosis for the love of glob
Inuits carved polar bear heads into walrus penis bones.
Oh, you cut through marble with a diamond-dusted wire robot
∞ Geckos don’t just have ninja feet, they’ve got ninja skillz
How US surface temperature changes based on the day of the year
Photoshop battles: Devious caterpillar
∞ Stumbled across some incredible photos from a microscope company. That’s a tick’s face!
Pop Culture Happenings
Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life
∞ Russian wizards add perfect selfies to movies
Leading scientist ejected by audience after ‘trying to crowd surf’ at classical music concert
The National Park Service has banned all drones from its lands/waters/skies
A manure spreader can completely shred a car, in case you were wondering
∞ Britain FTW: “New rules preclude all Academies and Free Schools from teaching creationism as scientifically valid.”
Buffy wants you to help her slay pertussis
Congress to Dr. Oz: “The science is almost monolithically against you in terms of the efficacy of the products you called ‘miracles'”
A cool feature on Britain’s super submarine with engineering that rivals a spaceship (with gorgeous photos)
∞ You’ve got to hand it to Jimmy Fallon’s editing crew; Brian Williams rapping ‘Baby Got Back’ is perfect
Stephen Hawking had some decent zingers on Last Week Tonight
The iPhone Photo Awards feature some legitimately impressive work
Our view of poverty is old and outdated. It’s not just money, it’s time and mental resources