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
∞ Nature never ceases to amaze as the seeds of Erodium cicutarium screw themselves into the earth
Did a liquid tongue help our ancestors live on land? Maybe
The crab never suspected that the seashell was a veined octopus
Can we save a ghost of nature with skin microbes?
We use twice as many antibiotics to treat our farm animals as we do to treat all people
This video is…awkward. Wait. Why are things awkward?
∞ Not even rabbits mating like rabbits can escape the snakes eating the Everglades
A velvet worm’s slime cannon is like a garden hose
People owned vampire crabs for years before science knew what they were
The next biome frontier is the great indoors
The average color of the universe is “cosmic latte”
∞ Great video of a giant, glowing pyrosome
230 million years ago, North Carolina fauna whispered the name “Carolina butcher”
This is the newest place on Earth
The weird spots on Ceres could be water-ice plumes
Oh. Natural pearls typically form around parasites. Cool!
∞ A new 3D printing technique can print objects at a blistering *meter per hour*
Hallelujah it’s raining (harvest)men
Bubbles in your Guinness are sinking, but not in the middle of the glass
Journey to the center of the Earth with this delightful BBC interactive
Another lovely interactive from the BBC: How Big Is Space?
How do ocean nutrients return from the depths to the surface? “Whale pumps” help
What is slowing down the jet stream? Is it us?
∞ Hummingbirds stay stable in the wind with lightning quick wing and tail adjustments
What can a sunken cannon from the 1600s tell us about nuclear waste repositories?
There could be a health revolution in smartphone apps, but right now, most are garbage or even harmful
Only one vertebrate is known to have green blood. This one
Could you do a barrel roll in space? Actually, yeah!
∞ Do you want to build a Death Star? Yep, you just sang that
Holy crap keep your hands away from closely placed neodymium magnets
Want to see a Jurassic Park-style “velociraptor” come alive on paper in 20 seconds?
You never knew you wanted your robot videos set to training montage music
Adam Savage’s extremely detailed notes on his Shining maze build are the epitome of making
∞ Archer has a brilliant and bizarre internet scavenger hunt happening right now
Sciencey GIFs and Images
Simon Stalenhag’s latest work is phenomenal
∞ A super strong magnet alters the path of the electrons firing at a TV screen
The diving bell spider spends its entire life underwater
Damnit now I’ll never see squid the same way again
∞ Real-time visualization of all uplinks and downlinks to all interplanetary spacecraft
At least dope has dope fluid physics
Burning liquid methane in the classroom looks crazy
∞ Stablized GIF of the Patterson film makes it brilliantly clear that Bigfoot is a guy in a suit
Don’t test an alligator snapping turtle’s bite pressure
∞ Work in a fly lab. Giggity.
I for one welcome our tiny crab overlords
Pop Culture Happenings
France now requires that all new commercial buildings must either be partially covered in plants or solar panels
TIL If you’re involuntarily bumped off your flight, you’re legally entitled to compensation
Jonathan Nolan’s original ending to Interstellar made way more sense
∞ Mars One got 2,761 applicants, not 200,000, and other damning information about what looks like a scam
You can’t teach science (well) without teaching doubt
The piano learning program Synthesia looks like Rock Band for the ivory
Evil genuis redditor obviousplant leaves fake self-help books in book stores
Tommy Wiseau’s AMA. That is all.
∞ The NCAA system is *broken*, as John Oliver explains