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
Kinda awesome to see some of our greatest achievements in science as a wiki-list, like it’s nothing
It’s just cool to see the feather drop experiment here on Earth
That thing where a bit of your brain is removed and you no longer fear spiders
∞ How does tattoo removal work? Lasers destroy the metal with heat and then you poop it out
There’s a lump of hot metal in the basement of Chernobyl that could kill you in 300 seconds
∞ This is a 4-acre spider web with 35,176 spiders per m^3
Burrowing owl has an urban home and is dorbs
Is a defibrillator drone a good idea?
So you sink three pig cadavers in the cold water of British Columbia’s Saanish Inlet, what happens next?
Ebola: The Full Story
Goodness don’t get on a plane with the flu because this is how it spreads
What are the most cited scientific papers of all time? You’ve probably never heard of them
We’ve made stomachs in the lab. Functioning, pea-sized stomachs.
What can get rid of the coffee jitters? We really don’t know; we don’t study coffee enough
∞ Watch how maggots help us solve crimes. Or not, it’s pretty gross
The sand from one beach in Cuba tumbles in a way we’ve never seen before
Ouija boards are still spooky when you know the answers ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE. You…They come from you
What we *should* worry about with Ebola burning through West Africa
The amazing conductivity of graphene means that it turns into an ice knife with the heat of your hand
How memory and planning lets the early chimp get the fig
This is what it looks like to follow a lioness on a hunt
Your dog kicking its leg doesn’t mean it loves the belly rub; it thinks you are fleas
Two neuroscientists explain why zombies have so much trouble walking
You’ve made it Neil deGrasse Tyson. You’ve made it.
We named a new species of worm after the catbus, but this one shoots goo out of face cannons
∞ Still doesn’t help stormtroopers
Nostradamus was so vague that you can make him predict anything, even all of Star Wars
Zombie-cologne may be your best bet to stay alive in the apocalypse
The Slow Mo Guys perfectly capture how cool water tension is at this exact moment
∞ Star Trek TNG *desperately* needs to be seen in Cinerama
Sciencey GIFs and Images
NASA Astronaut John W. Young photographs Challenger (STS-7) on June, 18th 1983 from the air
Ohhhhhhhhh. How angles are measured in radians
What peanut butter and chocolate in a Reese’s looks like as physics
The incredible precision of an osprey during a dive
Tigers are like carnivorous submarines. With stripes.
∞ The winner’s of Nikon’s Small World microscope photography contest this year are incredible
That’s here, that’s home. The Earth seen from Mars
I’ll leave when the photographer is gone…
Dora: The largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat
This is a tassled wobbegong shark. It is a master of lowering pressure
Decrease the road’s coefficient of friction, increase the tire width for stabilization, go drift on a bicycle
∞ Hot-fire tests on a 15,000-pound thrust class cryogenic technology demonstrator rocket engine
Klaus Leidorf’s image of a scrap tire yard
Ok, NEVER light a firework close to the ground. But….
Norwegian newspaper has a fantastic vaccine comic
Refueling an F1 car is incredibly quick, precise, and dangerous
Alright, I’m going to warn you first: Termite queens look like living pastries
Your keyboard characters are laser-etched, and the process is mesmerizing
This is why you don’t ride the submarine into the water
Comet 67P compared to comets, asteroids…and the Death Star
It doesn’t matter what you do now, I’ve already won
∞ I will say it forever: Fireworks are *much* better in reverse
Pop Culture Happenings
Students react to seeing their science experiments explode on the Antares rocket
Vsauce shares some of the sci comm secrets that make his channel so successful
Fun infographic on how our favorite Halloween costumes have changed over the years
The on-site videos of the Antares explosion are incredible
Guess how much work it is to just color-correct a beauty commercial
The Pope moves quite a bit on evolution and the Big Bang, but won’t take that final, gap-closing step