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
What is angular momentum anyway?
And the mother-of-the-year award goes to this horrible parasite
Bilingualism might not be all it’s cracked up to be for developing brains
Hungry hungry (cannibal) hippos
∞ Have you ever seen a squid speak?
Chill out today by spying on some owls
Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking the Hot Buttered Hype
Hydrophobic sprays are OK I guess, but lasers do a much better job
There is no Geneva Convention for love. Should there be?
∞ This video of a baby bird mimicking a poisonous caterpillar honestly made me wow
Watch a goshawk hunt from a camera mounted on it
Can we track elusive organisms based on the DNA they leave behind?
This spider wraps insects to death. Like a silk python
The Physics Girl teaches you how to make a ball rocket, out of balls
Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation are betting on changing the world in 15 Years. Here’s how they want to do it
What are those white things bobbing up and down on this fly? Part of its clutch+transmission
“Existing evidence does not establish the superiority of Kinesio taping to other treatment approaches”
Try to say math isn’t beautiful after looking at these sculptures
You sneeze multiple times because your sneezes are weak
“A city of one million inhabitants flushes $13 million worth of precious metals down toilets on an annual basis”
What if snakes didn’t really lose any limbs at all?
Using credible counting methods, India now reports a huge spike in tiger numbers
These penguins make poop dirt that can tell us 40,000-year-old secrets
∞ Pigeons don’t bob their heads if you put them on a treadmill. Fascinating!
Amazing visualization of how global average temperatures have culminated in 2014 as the hottest year
Those incredible wobbly guitar string videos are kind of lies
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Well, not really.
∞ Beautiful footage of glowing dolphins by Ammonite Films
When you grow old, does you microbiome stage a mutiny?
What would happen to a human in a microwave?
This is a railgun. It fires projectiles at Mach 6 over 100 miles
Redditor maidenmanitoba burned the map of Middle Earth into the kitchen table
Say it in zombie font
You could walk up a staircase into space if you fill your backpack with butter
This May, The Phantom Menace will have come out closer to Return of the Jedi than to the present. Woah.
∞ The universe might contain”TARDIS space.” Maybe. It’s cool regardless
The prolific abilities of Simpsons voice actors
10 minutes of characters interacting with the interfaces from A New Hope
Man turns coin into LOTR ring
Not proud of how funny I found this
∞ Once we perfect commercial space travel, I fully expect America to act accordingly
What did we learn from the MythBusters Indiana Jones special? Fear the whip!
Sciencey GIFs and Images
∞ That thing where you pick up a handful of crabs
Pretty sure entering this gyro cube could send you to that place in Contact
Redditor astropot made a of GIF of Jupiter’s triple moon transit
Blending magnets makes it look like the metal has pyrophoric properties?
∞ Look at how much eye wobble your brain corrects for
The Internet never sleeps
I’m going to call this a baby cockroach purse
Canadian photographer caught in a whale’s “poo-nami”
Amazing smoke ring fluid mechanics (and a dope mullet)
I’m sad that I won’t be around in a few billion years to say “hold on to your butts”
∞ White blood cell recruitment towards tissue damage in the ear of a mouse
January 21, 2015 eruption of Volcán de Colima in Mexico
Stabilize the sky and it’s the Earth that moves! Lovely change of perspective
Mt. Taranaki from above is somehow even more pleasing
∞ A pufferfish deflates
Never seen footage of a glass caterpillar before!
That’s a lot of birds.
Ever seen a pigeon do a backflip?
∞ Captain, I think we are leaking octopus
Kinetic, mathematical sculptures blow me away
Well you can tell by the way I walk I’m a Frisky’s cat, no time to talk
Finally perfected the Vince McMahon android skeleton
I’m athletic, sure, but I apparently don’t even know what core strength is
Pop Culture Happenings
∞ This website lets you browse Reddit while looking like Microsoft Outlook
Blame Disneyland measles outbreak on anti-science stubbornness
Some dude named Lars is the best archer you’ll ever see. Seriously.
We still don’t get passwords. Like at all.
At least the Nessie ladle exists
∞ 19-year old animator spends 6 months making awesome DBZ-style short
Dude photoshops himself into stock photos, because internet?
Alex Honnold, the world’s best free-climber, has balls of everything harder than steel
People are stealing content and Facebook is happy to make money off it. “Freebooting” needs to stop
I can’t even: Millennials will outnumber baby boomers this year
∞ Is it OK if I become a Canadian just for the passport?