Digging through the Internet 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 We found a new sex organ in insects. It's a female "penis"
, and it's the only one. ∞ To make video games feel more realistic, you have to slow them down
. Less Sonic, more Call of Duty New study about the cognitive dangers of marijuana may be half-baked
MIT has made a material that is both mirror and window
Another perpetually recycled workout myth bites the dust: "Cool downs" have no real benefit
and stubbing your toe on a rock is actually a family squabble Using nearly every form of media to explore the peeps and suspended animation of a frozen frog
Breathe deep and inhale the dust
--the story of the universe, our planet, and our world ∞ “We're confident that ballistic methods are reliable ways of computing pi
, should the apocalypse occur” This unlucky viper messed with the wrong centipede
"Only four tiny modifications to group A Strep caused it to explode into a worldwide epidemic
" Showing our faulty intuitive physics: How do you think a balloon moves in a car
? The vacuum cleaners of the forest floor affect it substantially, but would you guess they are salamanders
that gets turned into a berry by a mind-controlling parasite ∞ A 2D Rubens' Tube
is officially one of the coolest things I've ever seen Extreme Nerdery Scientifically accurate Spongebob Squarepants is a bit darker than the original
I had a dream in a locked room...A dream that I was a True Detective cosplayer at WonderCon
Dilapidated home video game art
is all the rage, beautiful. Someone made a female jaeger costume from Pacific Rim
and it's amazing. Even I was surprised how much science is hiding in Captain America's physically ridiculous shield
You know nothing Jon Snow...about wearing the right clothes for the coming winter
, moonlight would scour the solar system clean The True Detective/Family Circus mash-up
the Internet demanded If you can find the glitches, video game speed running is an Olympic sport: Half-Life in 21 minutes
Perfect: 3D-printed Minecraft worlds
Mario barely completed a 5K
to raise awareness for princess theft, literally You can make 5,551 words
from "antidisestablishmentarianism" ∞ Could the Game of Thrones poisoning happen in real life
? The Fifth Element retold in less than 20 bits
Sciencey GIFs and Images There is a fair amount of momentum behind a fastball
Russian dashcams are the biggest accidental boon to astronomy
ever ∞ Solar panels on satellites use this "Miura fold"
to minimize space while maximizing surface area Rust was right; we are a gutter in outer space
rescued for air gun pellet removal "Don’t touch this king crab." "Sure, evolution." "Seriously, don’t touch it
." ∞ Science GIF Hall of Fame inductee #001: Mercury balloon pops
Science GIF Hall of Fame inductee #002: Striking a flint
is like sparking a tiny galaxy It was the natural extension and I love it: 3D printed stop-motion animations
The universe does not care about you, but there are still donuts
! Pop Culture HappeningsDoes It Matter If 'Heaven Is For Real'
? Yes. It does. Especially if you are exploiting a child's hallucinations. If this installation shows anything, it's that taking x-rays can certainly be art
∞ Oh my lovely goodness: Hummingbird flip-books
"More than 1 in 7 of all homicide victims globally is a young male aged 15-29 in the Americas