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Sciencey Stuff You May Have Missed: Week 25

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

Hairless man gets all his hair back with help from an arthritis drug

∞ Aatish Bhatia saw a hydrophobic leaf he didn’t fully understand, so he did some science on it

How to make a test tube disappear with the refractive index

Do bees have fur? Kinda

3D printing may not be suitable for space because of how rough the printed surfaces are

Fascinating diary about five days spent wrestling tiger sharks for science

The absurd corpse-wearing menace that is the assassin bug

If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist?

First Ever Baby Rhino Born From 10-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen Sperm

Cleopatra probably didn’t get herself bitten by an asp; she knew too much about poisons

Some of those pretty fireflies are looking to catch their own kind, just like you

How we plan on using radiation to discover how bad the radiation coming from Fukushima is

These spiders are on your continent and they eat fish like badasses

How user suicides changed after antidepressant warnings became more specific

The Oldest Known Illustration of Circumcision

∞ OK Go’s latest really blows your mind because the brain is a so-so modeler

Plants communicate with each other all the time, silently

Science: Yes, your headphones do literally form impenetrable knots in your pocket in seconds

Researchers have made it so: An intelligent door that anticipates your movements like Star Trek

New species of water bear is adorable you guys

Amazon adventuring to find out about the spider that makes an effigy of itself

Do naked mole rats have the secret to long, healthy lives?

ISSpresso needs a hipster space barista and then I’ll be ok with it

The carbon and oxygen cycle, explained beautifully, without voice

These spiders do the jobs that best suit their personalities!

∞ An incredible visualization: 600,000 asteroids discovered over 30 years (in 4K)

Want to see a puff adder eat a water balloon? Sorry, that’s a silly question

Why Are These Bears Having Oral Sex?


Extreme Nerdery

∞ Hodor, hodor–hodor, hodor–hodor; hodor. It’s a real neurological condition almost two-centuries old!

Vote to get NASA’s Hubble Telescope as a LEGO set!

The kinds of Internet commenters

∞ Orphan Black is the smartest show based around genetics in a long time

How Data could have gained citizenship, according to a TNG writer

∞ Shaka, When the Walls Fell: A wonderfully thorough essay on Star Trek: TNG’s best episode

At the Bull Moose, a book store in Maine, the LEGO Movie advertising is delightfully meta

A brief history of our love affair with flying cars

You are more dinosaur than fossil fuel is (but less than birds)

How the stuff in Super Mario gets it on [slightly NSFW]

Serious nostalgia factor in this Jurassic Park VFX reel

Your interactive map of Westeros and the lands beyond

Alan Tudyk lends his voice to a fantastic explainer video made with NASA/JPL. He’s a brain parasite inside Wil Wheaton

Realistic Mario’s mushroom trip is pretty rough

∞ Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye: The epic rap battle (wait for the cameo)

It takes six hours of makeup before every shoot to transform this dude into a White Walker

Todd Lockwood’s dragon animations are gorgeous

We all want Star Trek-style teleporters but…science

I want to be the very best too Google


Sciencey GIFs and Images

Can we launch all our rockets this way just for the visuals?

Crystallized slides of alcoholic drinks under a microscope are a trip man

∞ Any marine biologist tweeps want to explain this incredibleness to me?

Peel tape in a vacuum and you make a bunch of x-rays, oddly enough

There is enough wrong with this advertisement scientifically to write an essay about it

What wearing a suit of Mentos and jumping into a pool of Coke looks like

30-second exposure of sparks hopping between the balls of a Wimshurst machine

I’m guessing that this robot is a bit more precise than you are

That’s one hell of a ping pong serve

Don’t speed up caterpillar metamorphosis for the love of glob

Mating California red-sided garter snakes

Inuits carved polar bear heads into walrus penis bones.

Oh, you cut through marble with a diamond-dusted wire robot

∞ Geckos don’t just have ninja feet, they’ve got ninja skillz

How US surface temperature changes based on the day of the year

Photoshop battles: Devious caterpillar

∞ Stumbled across some incredible photos from a microscope company. That’s a tick’s face!


Pop Culture Happenings

Rite of the Sitting Dead: Funeral Poses Mimic Life

∞ Russian wizards add perfect selfies to movies

Leading scientist ejected by audience after ‘trying to crowd surf’ at classical music concert

The National Park Service has banned all drones from its lands/waters/skies

A manure spreader can completely shred a car, in case you were wondering

Sharks with human teeth

∞ Britain FTW: “New rules preclude all Academies and Free Schools from teaching creationism as scientifically valid.”

Buffy wants you to help her slay pertussis

Congress to Dr. Oz: “The science is almost monolithically against you in terms of the efficacy of the products you called ‘miracles'”

A cool feature on Britain’s super submarine with engineering that rivals a spaceship (with gorgeous photos)

∞ You’ve got to hand it to Jimmy Fallon’s editing crew; Brian Williams rapping ‘Baby Got Back’ is perfect

Stephen Hawking had some decent zingers on Last Week Tonight

Calling Back a Zombie Ship From the Graveyard of Space

The iPhone Photo Awards feature some legitimately impressive work

Our view of poverty is old and outdated. It’s not just money, it’s time and mental resources



DOCTOR WHO for Newbies: The Eighth Doctor & The Wilderness Years

DOCTOR WHO for Newbies: The Eighth Doctor & The Wilderness Years

How Young Is Too Young to Watch RICK AND MORTY?

How Young Is Too Young to Watch RICK AND MORTY?

The Vocaloid World of Hologram Performance Artists

The Vocaloid World of Hologram Performance Artists