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

Largest aggregation of anchovies in near-shore waters in 30 years looks like an oil slick of life

The public will soon get to submit names for discovered exoplanets, but they can’t be Alderaan or Vulcan

A cloud may weigh a million pounds, but it will still float

Male polar bear carries the head of a cannibalized polar bear cub

Explaining the latest image of Europa

Science “deniers” might just be science “hesitators”

Usain Bolt has got nothing on this mite (if we take body length into account)

Jupiter is big. Really, really big.

Newly discovered species of ancient bird might be the end-cap to the limits of physical flight

Why are these turtles repeatedly holding up flights at Kennedy airport?

How the common crane’s call is like a violin

Baby pygmy seahorses are almost invisible thanks to their camouflage, completely adorbs

Why to inked lines corral insects so?

The speed of life isn’t constant. To a fly, we move in slow motion

Baby sea urchins look like rocket ships!

Flame Retardants Are Everywhere

A simulation of dividing cells makes you appreciate the power of exponential growth

5 Reasons Not to “Cleanse” Your Colon (#1: It’s not the 19th century anymore.)

That odd feeling to jump off a bridge has a name: “High-place phenomenon

Mysterious blob washes ashore. It’s probably a gigantic liver

“‘Rat kings’ are said to arise when a number of rats become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, or feces.”


Extreme Nerdery

The “Simian Flu” is a souped-up version of something we are fighting right now: Ebola

In which I speak with MythBusters’ Tory Belleci about science education and the new season! Expect explosions.

The physics of completing Ninja Warrior’s “Warped Wall”

How many snowflakes would it take to cover the world in 6 feet of snow?

How close is science to a real HUD?

Hodor and almost all Pokemon have the medical condition called “expressive aphasia

Artist Niklas Roy wants to show you the joy of particle physics with a vacuum and some tubing

Daenerys at Starbucks

Artist Daryl Mandryk has a redesigned HEV for Gordon Freeman and it is dope

Thanks to CGI, pretty much all of Game of Thrones season four was put in after the fact

Military logic: Need an Iron Man suit? Hire the best engineering firms in the world and the designers from the film


Sciencey GIFs and Images

Open your wine bottles with thermodynamics!

I have never seen clouds move like this.

Toad had a mutation that caused its eyes to grow in the roof of its mouth

xkcd is a data wizard, seriously: Dominant Players

Bear loves the pool so much it looks disturbingly human

Huh. This is what it looks like to other fish to be caught

Wasps make an Iron Throne that’s not quite as regal, but much scarier

If you wish to make a waffle from scratch, you must first have Neil deGrasse Tyson invent the universe.

5 data-loaded GIFs of Hurricane Arthur

A visualization of the terror that is increasing antibiotic resistance

The biggest firework you’ve ever seen, probably

This is how butterflies sleep

The hexagonal tiling on a water flea.

Reverse perspective painting is legitimately confusing

Look a dog in the face when it eats a treat. Not so cute now huh

Yep, that’s your brain not the picture.


Pop Culture Happenings

Director used a shotgun pointed at a wax head filled with hamburger to make the best head explosion in movie history


The TSA’s Instagram

These machines exist only to hold themselves up

Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual

One drop of water does not sound like rain. 9,000,000 do, as this artist proved

When you plane wood millimeter by millimeter it looks like a grainy MRI, and beautiful

Diana Beltran Herrera astounds with her near perfect reproductions of birds using paper

BBC staff told to stop inviting cranks onto science programs

Tyson Boop