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
Is natural selection pressuring the Dutch to be taller?
Opening microwaves too soon is the source of weird radio signals
There’s no GoPro video like a NASA spacewalk GoPro video
Compression clothing doesn’t do anything. Sorry Kobe
∞ The curious case of contagious clam cancer
Nothing currently on Earth has a jaw like this
Removing a glowing tumor with the help of scorpion venom
Are “paleo diets” natural at all?
∞ Some of mother’s milk doesn’t feed the baby at all, it feeds *the baby’s microbes*
It’s totally OK to pee in the Amazon, from a penis-invading fish perspective
Little pupfish deal with a warming climate by becoming champion breath-holders
Intelligent aliens might be huge
The mystery of the shrub that only sparkles under a full moon
Sea snakes are always thirsty, and we don’t know why they don’t drink
A battery breakthrough that needs to make it to market
How could a 1,000 year-old MRSA cure come to market?
Too much data about your health will make you sick
∞ Brontosaurus is back. Bring on the tears.
Never saw Altamura Man before — how incredible to find a skull preserved like that!
Forest fires in Chernobyl threaten to release captured radioactive material
∞ Game of Thrones Science!
- How dragons might actually breathe fire
- Giants fire supersonic arrows
- Making Valyrian steel
- The black and buried history of Game of Thrones’ dire wolves
- Hodor has a real neurological disorder
- Mountain crush physics
- Game of Thrones’ biggest dragon is a fire-breathing crane and two soccer balls on sticks
#TheDress Strikes Back: What Color is Han Solo’s Hoth Jacket?
∞ How to make the nerdiest Bat-Signal for your desk
∞ Figure out where you are based on movie locations
A NASA Iron Man would be *awesome*
How quickly would you die digging into the Earth at a rate of 1 foot/second?
The moon in Majora’s Mask should have a black hole inside it
∞ Better Call Science: Can People Be Allergic to Electricity?
Sciencey GIFs and Images
I have no idea what this chemical reaction is, I just know it should be the next gen lava lamp
Really love your peaches want to shake your tr……AHHHHHH MY SINUSES
“What is this?! What happened to our sandy spot?” “I made it for you, my love.”
Recently rehabbed bald eagle from the Montana Raptor Conservation Center
∞ Seeing a cuttlefish instantly morph the texture of its skin, like Mystique, is mesmerizing
This chameleon is actually two painted women
Your brain is always messing with color based on backgrounds, that’s why “The Dress” broke it
Pop Culture Happenings
My home state’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands was just banned from talking about climate change
Jimmy McGills cons on Better Call Saul are totally “legit”
3D printing enters the scary but inevitable stage
This is the backup plan if all our crops are wiped out
∞ An office full of robot butterflies would be lovely
This video of a crocodile predation in a Mexican marina is going to ruin your day. Seriously, I warned you
An amazing interview with Edward Snowden, reframing the conversation as dick pics
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