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
∞ Even conspiracy theorists must admit that stabilized Moon driving looks awesome
The perfect poster for any planet atmosphere nerd (yes they exist)
Let’s help Smarter Every Day bring space down to Earth
Looks like egg is back on the menu boys
Nerve agents: The V series
Where do I apply for the teaching otters how to float job so my heart can explode
∞ The fish that have ice in their veins, literally
My favorite nature videos are now time-lapses of coral with trance music
Does the Many Worlds Hypothesis have to deal with its own philosophy before we take it seriously?
During a solar power tower test run, it vaporized over a hundred birds
∞ To get people to drink recycled water, psychologists will have to solve the problem of disgust
A bunch of high mice just gave us clues as to why marijuana causes the munchies
We know too much to think of sex as a binary anymore
The DNA that separates us from chimps gave mice bigger brains
Step aside spider silk, the strongest biological material is a rock-scraping limpet tooth
Meet the 100 people who are hoping to die on Mars
We can now see ocean acidification happen in real-time. It’s still bad
We found a cave filled with gorilla-sized lemur skeletons
NASA is basically daring you to make these sounds your ringtones
Vaccines work so well that we can forget about the diseases they prevent, but we can’t
Penguins can hardly taste at all
Popcorn jumps like a muscle fires
Nestlé just went “all natural,” but that’s meaningless
Burrowing animals are “fossorial,” a word you should use today
Almost all supplements are nonsense, but how can you tell the good from the bad?
If you were at the ‘photon sphere’ of a black hole you could look somewhere and see the back of your head
∞ Luna moths avoid bats with long tails that serve as auditory distractors
Take a minute to explore the 100,000 stars around our sun with this beautiful interactive
Crossing your legs won’t give you varicose veins, or make them worse
Can you (efficiently) clear the snow in front of your car with a flamethrower?
An 118 mph wind blowing at 18.3 degrees could lift Mary Poppins, because science
∞ How much do cats actually kill? TOO MUCH
Could Mario’s world even exist in our universe?
Sciencey GIFs and Images
The weekend versus your workday on Friday
My favorite deal with it has an owl’s crazy neck
∞ Your mouse cursor, the jumping spider’s natural prey
These blocks aren’t moving one after another. C’mon brain you can do this
Why would you even need a railgun to shoot something so darn fast? Penetrating power.
∞ Wetsaws are finger friendly. But not heart-rate friendly
Totally unintuitive: A bullet won’t make it through a bunch of water balloons
Saw-whet owls are totally dorbs, also have perfectly stabilized heads
∞ We evolved hyper-sensitive pattern-seeking brains probably because of this tiger
First contact with aliens is going to look like this fish underneath an Antarctic ice sheet seeing people
Sea sponges look useless, but they are fantastic water filters
Pop Culture Happenings
Green initiatives are now putting apiaries at airports
∞ “The Food Babe” makes claims that are misleading, mistaken, and full of worse stuff than food dye
Therapists who say homosexuality can be cured are committing consumer fraud, N.J. judge says
Oklahoma committee voted to ban AP U.S. History class, persuaded it only teaches students “what is bad about America”
Warning labels aren’t enough for homeopathic “medicines.” We shouldn’t be selling them
Gorgeous animation of Kirk Wallace’s Zelda prints
∞ Oh nothing, just a real fox, falcon, frog, and hare being Star Fox
Inside a statue of the Buddha, a mummified monk
In Focus: Study Finds Jack Shit
∞ The Game of Thrones Mountain and Viper duel drew from some actual gruesome battles
3D printers are making prosthetic hands for little heroes
Winds sculpt the frozen sand of Lake Michigan’s shores into mini canyons
Simon Stalenhag is still creating fantastic art for his unique universe at his blog, FYI
∞ John Oliver is an absolute force. In-depth reporting on tobacco companies, subversive campaigns, brilliant.
Get ripped with David Byrne’s Stop Making Sense exercises