I have dug through the Internet this week and 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.
Human psychology is a funny thing: Elevator conformity
The first Star Trek as a 90-sec 8-bit video game
∞ I have never seen anything like this: What Earth looks like during a solar eclipse
This is Velcro
What if Superman punched you in the face?
These hipster statues knew that marble was cool waaaay before you did so…
∞ Based on this one closed letter to himself on thievery, heckling and rape jokes, Patton Oswalt should be a writer
Cremation is On The Rise, But Where To Put the Ashes? Grand Canyon: Yes, Disneyland: No. (watch the video too)
Perception: Don’t be so certain your senses are telling you the truth
Lovely, a ladybird’s tracks on a foggy window
Having a lot of muscle doesn’t burn nearly as many calories as you think, so don’t repeat the myth!
∞ WOW. All the rivers in the US on a map. Information is beautiful
The devious poison that is sweet enough to be in your Jell-o
Do brick layers carefully put in those nice sidewalks? Nope, it’s an awesome brick-sorting machine
Cancer is an evolutionary disease, but it will be awhile before we can use Darwin to defeat it
∞ Why does everyone at the Daily Planet staff fall for Superman’s lousy Clark Kent disguise — every time?
How your nail is like a salamander
Today’s skyscrapers have nothing on ancient ice sheets
∞ 10 Sciencey Stats on the Man of Steel
You may have seen this chemistry demo before, but never like this. Amazing physics hidden in the “barking dog”
Why Xbox Live Gold is one of the biggest ripoffs in tech
∞ If ghosts existed, all houses would be haunted, swimming in ectoplasm by default
Yes, the triceratops is awesome, but actually do the research to see how awesome it is
YES. LEGO Normandy from Mass Effect
∞ Why cicadas are a rainbow of science, and how creationism takes all the beauty out of it
Evolution is a blurry thing. Frogs of color and poison
Congratulations humanity, a machine that can draw a penis at the touch of a button
I volunteer to test that hover-bike. Also, call me McFly
∞ Don’t text and drive because multi-tasking is a myth
Guess where the newest human body part is
What would happen if all our satellites failed simultaneously?
Xbox One isn’t that expensive in the grand scheme of console prices
Want to see the effect of the Earth’s spin up close? It’s a fun tourist trick in Kenya
∞ Why do viral videos always freeze at 301 views? The Council of 300
Don’t be surprised if you don’t see any cicadas, there are a few reasons for that
“Put today’s fruits and vegetables in front of a stone-age chef, and he wouldn’t have any idea what the fuck they were”
What the hunt for cold-loving life can teach us about aliens
Every coin flip could be a quantum cat. Fascinating physics
∞ We have a new top speed for the Cheetah. Now it’s even more amazing
Homeopathy is nonsense, and is being used to treat malaria in Africa
Patrick Stewart knew Facebook hashtags were stupid in the 90s
A telephoto lens makes a huge difference
Today’s Tumblr: F**k Yeah, Female Astronauts!
When a race truck became a smoke ring machine
∞ This is hands-down, my favorite cocoon. It will be your favorite too.
These whale photos are so good they’re blowing my mind
Nothing about beer directs calories to the belly, you’re just getting fat
How do you protect your plane from heat-seeking weapons? FLARES
Extinguishing the Sun would have a lot of benefits aside from the human extinction part
Flood a room to get a hall of mirrors
∞ Vaccine efficacy is beyond scientific debate. RFK Jr. should know that.
It should go without saying but, don’t stare at the Sun
What do we really know about video games and violence?
Using the postal service to answer which came first, the chicken or the egg
“Tornadoes on the Sun” is probably the name of some shitty 90s band, but they’re real phenomena
Before it goes to work in Martian darkness, Curiosity gives us a wink
Ohh, shiny! On the Origin of Really Shiny Species
How many points could you play with a flaming tennis ball?
∞ How Death Valley’s “sailing stones” actually move is way more complicated than I knew, yet so simple
How far should we go to “re-wild” nearly extinct species?
Why astronomers are the CSI of the universe
Even a photo of an astronaut taking a photo is pretty
∞ On how this adorable squid is actually a Twilight vampire
As long as potential fame is more important than journalistic integrity, I won’t forgive Jonah Lehrer
Your body is a [science] wonderland
Secrets of the Universe: Past, Present, FutureX