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’s nuclear craters eject material so quickly that the earth moves like a fluid
Potassium ferricyanide evaporates over 29 hours (in 30 seconds)
The official record for “Farthest Flight by a Hoverboard”
Three-year ocean voyage discovered thousands of new, unfamiliar viruses
Euler’s Disc is a puzzling harmony of math, geometry, vision, and sound
Think you have OCD? Unlikely. It’s much more serious than you think
∞ Four supernovas are helping us uncover the ingredients of the biggest explosions
Huh. “Antibiotic” used to mean opposition to the idea that life exists beyond Earth
Relax with a particle physics sim that can make bears. Seriously, chill
I propose that the name of this octopus should be Dorbus Totalus
∞ After 13 Years, Quadriplegic Erik Sorto Controls a Robotic Arm with His Imagination
A manta ray mating train
A time-lapse wildebeest migration
∞ This isn’t a snake, it’s the best snake mimic I’ve ever seen
Bill Nye and The Planetary Society now have a solar sail in orbit! But we won’t be sailing sun until next year
The first three weeks of a bee’s life in 60 seconds
The Slow-Motion Symbiotic Train Wreck of the 13-Year Cicada
Researcher stitch together time-lapses from 86 million public photos
Does the Moon actually orbit us?
∞ TIL A Saturn V rocket is loud enough to literally *set grass on fire a mile away*
Why do you immediately forget someone’s name after they tell you?
What observable size is in the middle of everything? You.
The re-igniting a candle via smoke trick, up close and super slo-mo
∞ How preservation science could make a “Hall of Faces”
19 Pop Songs Fact-Checked By Professors
Joining The Eschers is tough
Warning: These electronics will self-destruct to help reduce e-waste in 5, 4…
What disease did Mad Max’s “war boys” have?
∞ The Mario Kart /Mad Max mash-up is actually fantastic. It’s subtle, visually impressive, and perfectly executed
This ROTJ comic made me feel really sad, then suddenly much better
Maps of all the worlds in Super Mario Bros. 3, in case you…need them?
∞ How does Quicksilver listen to music?
Sciencey GIFs and Imges
At least you don’t have a blood-sucking parasite on your face
∞ The common baron caterpillar invisible against a leaf
Amazing new imagery from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft revealing greater details from the strange white spots on Ceres
Will help you identify the thing staring at you from that corner over there
A ruby-throated hummingbird takes a break
“There are doughnuts in the break room…”
∞ If you’re having a bad day remember that you could tickle a platypus and make it really happy
Just feeding rats to a wall of snakes
A firework under a frozen lake shows cool blast physics
∞ “My window was projecting a pinhole image through the curtains, so I recorded a time-lapse”
Love everything about this
Nothing, just cooking steaks over lava
Pop Culture Happenings
∞ That time Tom Cruise helped change NASA’s website for the better
California might soon have the strictest microbead ban in the country
Why you should never start a land war in Asia, by the numbers
Killing 39 million birds to stop more from dying
∞ OK. I found a patent from Eddie Van Halen featuring a product image of…Eddie Van Halen.
Two Diablo III thieves got prosecuted for stealing virtual items that were later replaced
Delicate Glass Sea Life Sculptures by Emily Williams
One of the most impressive, well-edited skate films I’ve seen
Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
GMO food bans pander to ignorance
California Senate votes to end the personal-belief vaccine waiver
∞ Everything about Mad Max’s guitar player was real