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
∞ When a bunch of medical students press their phones into bacterial growth media
It didn’t go as planned, but at least failure was an option for the latest SpaceX test
Really cool little interactive on how space images change with the light we look at (first picture)
New species of bat has quite the smile
∞ I ask Neil deGrasse Tyson about COSMOS, outreach, and hosting a science talk show!
Actually, go ahead and warm up your car in the winter, because engineering
Female ejaculation is a kind of urination
Researchers to test seismic sensors using the feetquakes of Seattle Seahawk fans
∞ This bizarre little primate looks like Yoda and has teeth like lances
Artists hack two moving faces with projection mapping tech
Why is the cold better at infecting cold noses?
“Everybody in high school thinks everybody else is having more sex and doing more drugs than they actually are”
Soooo…we train monkeys to recognize themselves by burning their restrained heads with lasers? Ok.
∞ Can you really talk to your dog? Well, kinda
Nice people really do finish first
The biggest haul of marine reptiles in the world is for medicine that doesn’t work
∞ “Brian Brown has found a phorid that beheads ants in an entirely new way”
Acoustic levitators are now moving stuff around
An exquisitely evolved caracal slaps dinner out of the air
Why goes the disco clam go…disco?
A haul of utahraptor fossils might reveal group-hunting behavior
New exoplanet haul reveals more Earthlike planets
What makes a whale a whale? An involucrum for starters
Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are pressuring the bugs into evolution against them
“If we can’t move our faces, emotional memories are harder to hang onto”
“In the simplest animal imaginable, sex can be wonderfully difficult to decipher.”
2014 was officially the hottest year on record
Help Veritasium take a risk by watching him explain why we hate to take risks
Buzzfeed helps you understand how many exoplanets we found last year by listing them all
Sorry Brick, it turns out that bears aren’t attracted to menstruating women
I guess the moral is that if zombies can parkour you are screwed
∞ Swimming on the Moon would be *awesome*
How to get the best TNG experience in 40 hours
Dude gets Quake to play on an oscilloscope
∞ Quantum mechanics may make Ant-Man the most powerful superhero ever
Scroll down. Have fun.
An interactive graphic of every hookup on Archer
“Minecraft” was the second most-searched term on YoutTube last year
∞ Let’s build a lightsaber in my latest Because Science!
Carl Sagan saying “billion” once. For an hour. That is all.
NASA just sold me on exoplanet tourism
Wanna trip poke balls?
This professor is using Seinfeld to teach students about psychiatric disorders
Yes I want to shoot fireballs from my wrist, but IT’S NOT SPIDER-MAN OR GOKU JEEZ
∞ Be careful what you UV light for
Congratulations to recently knighted John Hurt, one of the only actors who has out-movie-died Sean Bean
Sciencey GIFs and Images
∞ Favorite GIF of the year so far: A stingray uses a ramp to say hello
Great infographic: Absolute hot to absolute not
∞ Weather radar picks up the Columbia shuttle disaster. Sad and incredible.
Have you seen a waterfall blow upwards?
∞ A really fast a NASCAR tire change needs inertia!
Mario in real-life thinks everywhere is Bowser’s castle
∞ The liquid fuel in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 experiences microgravity
Steam-clean a tanker and close the valve. What happens when the air cools? THIS
Nicky Bay’s insect photography was stunning last year, as it is every year
Have eggs, will travel
The Circle of Willis imaged with a Revolution CT scanner
∞ Zooming out from a 1545-megapixel image of Andromeda
And this is your brain on Smith & Wesson 500
Looking at Earth through the only window not on it
∞ Amateur astronomer captures a time-lapse of Jupiter from Io’s point of view
A humpback whale blows bubble rings
Sometimes even flowing lava needs an energy drink
NASA’s updated view of the Pillars of Creation is gorgeous
A BB breaks glass, millisecond by millisecond
∞ This is what a flame in space looks like
The male araripe manakin had a mohawk way before it was cool
Redditor finds a tree inside a tree
When a fish casts a patronus charm
You don’t need a friend to help you move the table if it can walk
Is this little horse actually a strandbeest?
Pretty sure this GIF solves an old MythBusters quandary about a certain plane takeoff…
An optical illusion, step-by-step
∞ Ladybugs are the most Transformer insects
Pop Culture Happenings
“You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?”
Holy crap that scene in A New Hope was a painting? MY CHILDHOOD
∞ The very first Commander Shepard was FemShep
Cautiously optimistic: Promising no more fake shows on Discovery
After cremation, Andre the Giant’s ashes weighed 17 pounds
Cartoonists around the world respond
∞ Who or what is responsible when robots break the law?
The Safest Thing to Do When You See a Deer in the Road: Hit it