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
∞ Largest aggregation of anchovies in near-shore waters in 30 years looks like an oil slick of life
The public will soon get to submit names for discovered exoplanets, but they can’t be Alderaan or Vulcan
A cloud may weigh a million pounds, but it will still float
Male polar bear carries the head of a cannibalized polar bear cub
Science “deniers” might just be science “hesitators”
Usain Bolt has got nothing on this mite (if we take body length into account)
Jupiter is big. Really, really big.
Newly discovered species of ancient bird might be the end-cap to the limits of physical flight
Why are these turtles repeatedly holding up flights at Kennedy airport?
How the common crane’s call is like a violin
∞ Baby pygmy seahorses are almost invisible thanks to their camouflage, completely adorbs
Why to inked lines corral insects so?
The speed of life isn’t constant. To a fly, we move in slow motion
A simulation of dividing cells makes you appreciate the power of exponential growth
5 Reasons Not to “Cleanse” Your Colon (#1: It’s not the 19th century anymore.)
∞ That odd feeling to jump off a bridge has a name: “High-place phenomenon”
Mysterious blob washes ashore. It’s probably a gigantic liver
“‘Rat kings’ are said to arise when a number of rats become stuck together with blood, dirt, ice, or feces.”
∞ The “Simian Flu” is a souped-up version of something we are fighting right now: Ebola
In which I speak with MythBusters’ Tory Belleci about science education and the new season! Expect explosions.
The physics of completing Ninja Warrior’s “Warped Wall”
How many snowflakes would it take to cover the world in 6 feet of snow?
How close is science to a real HUD?
Hodor and almost all Pokemon have the medical condition called “expressive aphasia”
∞ Artist Niklas Roy wants to show you the joy of particle physics with a vacuum and some tubing
Artist Daryl Mandryk has a redesigned HEV for Gordon Freeman and it is dope
Thanks to CGI, pretty much all of Game of Thrones season four was put in after the fact
Military logic: Need an Iron Man suit? Hire the best engineering firms in the world and the designers from the film
Sciencey GIFs and Images
∞ Open your wine bottles with thermodynamics!
I have never seen clouds move like this.
Toad had a mutation that caused its eyes to grow in the roof of its mouth
xkcd is a data wizard, seriously: Dominant Players
Bear loves the pool so much it looks disturbingly human
Huh. This is what it looks like to other fish to be caught
Wasps make an Iron Throne that’s not quite as regal, but much scarier
∞ If you wish to make a waffle from scratch, you must first have Neil deGrasse Tyson invent the universe.
A visualization of the terror that is increasing antibiotic resistance
The biggest firework you’ve ever seen, probably
Reverse perspective painting is legitimately confusing
Look a dog in the face when it eats a treat. Not so cute now huh
Yep, that’s your brain not the picture.
Pop Culture Happenings
∞ Director used a shotgun pointed at a wax head filled with hamburger to make the best head explosion in movie history
The TSA’s Instagram
These machines exist only to hold themselves up
Writing tips from the CIA’s ruthless style manual
One drop of water does not sound like rain. 9,000,000 do, as this artist proved
When you plane wood millimeter by millimeter it looks like a grainy MRI, and beautiful
∞ Diana Beltran Herrera astounds with her near perfect reproductions of birds using paper
BBC staff told to stop inviting cranks onto science programs