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
How pitcher plants could help prevent blood clots
∞ Why don’t clouds — bursting with tons of water — just fall out of the sky?
MIT researchers on Mars One: “It takes 68 days for the first crew member to die.”
Did slow lorises evolve to mimic cobras?
∞ Over three years, Harold Fisk chased down the ghosts of a river. The maps he made are amazing
“The human mind is not meant to resemble a postcard from paradise fixed in a state of tropical bliss”
Why do we all love a good car wreck?
“The best way to stay out of trouble, if you’re a squid, might be to paint on some pretend testes.”
Scientists have made a motherf***ing robot snake that sidewinds up a motherf***ing inclined plane
For the love of Triton don’t take a brittle star out of the water
∞ Chemistry is everything. But it’s also way cooler with a 4K camera
Very informative infographic on how Ebola compares to other viruses
How will the (in)famous Dunbar Number change as virtual relationships replace physical ones?
This is what the Mount St. Helens eruption looked like from space
All species are not evolved equal, suggests a new study on invasive species
The camel spider; basically a little, 8-legged cheetah with a face made of hatchets, far cooler than the urban legend
I’ll be honest, I didn’t even read the piece. Just stared at the skull.
∞ Here’s how you can sing two notes at once, like a voice sorcerer
Watching a mimic octopus examine a diver is like watching first contact
We can’t keep ignoring the placebo effect in surgery
Mosquitoes have their own bloodsuckers to worry about, but it’s not as satisfying as you’d want
∞ If The Flash runs at you fast enough, he blueshifts into fabulous
The Flash is literally faster than you think
Turns out mussels have to deal with Wrath of Khan earworms too
“The first known use of the phrase “spoiler alert” came in 1982, in a post about The Wrath of Khan”
I want Elon Musk’s D so bad
∞ The movements of 10,000 League of Legends players, visualized on one map
A lot of actual (and scary) medical science is featured in The Knick
If you’re going to teach a class on the Marvel Universe, you have to tackle the inevitable race and gender questions
Could you spend a nanosecond on the Sun? What about *in* it?
Your class clown game gets an upgrade: Full-auto 3D-printed paper airplane gun
Why does Candy Crush take up more space than Ocarina of Time?
Sciencey GIFs and Images
If only we could harness this ultimate TPing power for evil…
That viral photo of the giant manta ray? It’s a model.
Russia as seen from the ISS on the night of October 2nd
Chipmunks annoy the hell out of me, but this teamwork is amazing
∞ OK. Did you know that lemurs were wall-jumping ninjas?
The potential energy of a domino lets it topple a slightly larger neighbor each time
Ever seen lightning hit a car in real-time?
A month of Ebola geotagged tweets
Redditor corypoole has an amazing shot of the Blood Moon Eclipse Breaking Dawn part 4
“A Langley researcher ponders the future, in mid-1927″
Redditor takes a picture of a husky mid-sneeze, an unintentionally *terrifying* photo
The popping is gorgeous, but I’m surprised at the resistance to popping in the first place
A driver experiences a terrifying transfer in momentum
Rescuers conducting search operations near the summit of Mount Ontake
∞ The incredible fiery physics of a jet engine in flight
Pop Culture Happenings
∞ “For the sake of argument” is a bad argument
Red Bull, according to its lawyers, does not actually give you wings
∞ Alright, if this really is the future of Photoshop, holy s***
Same-sex marriage approval now is like interracial marriage approval in the 90s
Transformers 4 gets an Honest Trailer. It’s brutal
A hawk attacks a drone, or, dinosaur takes out robot