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Welcome to Overthinking It!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Overthinking It, a blog looking at science and pop-culture through the lens of extreme nerdery. Through superheroes, Serenity, zombies, and Zelda, I try to find the hidden science in all our favorite fandoms...

May 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Welcome to Overthinking It!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Overthinking It , a blog looking at science and pop-culture through the lens of extreme nerdery. Through superheroes, Serenity , zombies, and Zelda, I try to find the hidden science in all our favorite fandoms...

May 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Why It Matters That Jolie Wrote About Her Medical Choice

Why does it matter if one person decides to tell the world that she's gotten a double mastectomy?Well, if that one person happens to be Angelina Jolie, it means that there will suddenly be a whole lot more people who now know about the harmful consequences of having a faulty BRCA1 gene, a genetic mutation that greatly increases a woman's risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer...

May 14, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Iron Man Extreme Firmware Update 3.0

“Undergoing the Extremis Procedure remade my body from the inside out. Long story short, my body was turned into a kind of computer designed to interface with the Iron Man.

May 14, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

The people have spoken! See the Best Illusions of the Year

The 9th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest took place today, Monday May 13th, in the Naples Philharmonic Hall in Florida. Jun Ono, Akiyasu Tomoeda and Kokichi Sugihara, a team of mathematicians and illusion creators from Meiji University in Japan, took first prize for their "Rotation generated by translation illusion"...

May 13, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Video Game to Help Kids Fight Cancer

Doctors can’t inject cancer patients with intelligent nanobots programmed to launch surgical counterstrikes against the disease. That didn’t stop a team of medical researchers and software programmers from developing a video game several years ago that helped young patients imagine such an empowering scenario...

May 13, 2013 — Larry Greenemeier

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