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Sunday Funnies: Don’t puke on me, man.

“I just shit my pants.” Continue reading

Curiosity drills into Mars for first time

Quit snickering at the headline! It’s interesting stuff. via Washington Post “The Red Planet is gray underneath. NASA’s Curiosity rover completed drilling into Mars for the first time this week, mission scientists said Wednesday, smashing rock into fine gray powder for analysis in the coming days.” ” While the planet’s surface appears barren, the subsurface … Continue reading

Neil Armstrong hosts NASA 50th Anniversary Documentary

“Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander and first person to walk on the moon, guides us through the history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the half-century since its establishment in 1958. Produced by NASA TV, 2008.” A very cool look at the history of NASA decade by decade.  Great soundtrack and interviews with … Continue reading

Scientists Find Brain’s Irony-Detection Center!

via The Atlantic by Robert Wright  “Using magnetic resonance imaging, scientists seem to have located a part of the brain centrally involved in grasping irony. “We demonstrate that the ToM network becomes active while a participant is understanding verbal irony.” This isn’t just one of those “shot in the dark” MRI studies, where you see what brain … Continue reading

Chat with ‘Mohawk Guy’ (my newest science crush) and STEM education’s new dream come true

Chat with Bobak Ferdowsi, aka ‘Mohawk Guy’ and STEM education’s new dream come true ” Chat with Bobak Ferdowsi on Wed., Aug. 8: Ferdowsi (and his mohawk) will be Skyping with the Washington Post on Wednesday from 1:30-2 p.m. ET. Submit your questions here or leave them in the comments.”   Ferdowsi is definitely my … Continue reading

Penis Snake is neither penis nor snake, but looks like both

Penis Snake is neither penis nor snake, but looks like both via io9 “When a crew of engineers stumbled across this critter while building a dam in the Amazon, many dubbed it the “penis snake,” and it’s easy to see why. But this phallic squirmer isn’t a snake at all but an extremely rare, limbless … Continue reading

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps

Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps—A First via National Geographic  “Just days after a poacher’s snare had killed one of their own, two young mountain gorillas worked together Tuesday to find and destroy traps in their Rwandan forest home, according to conservationists on the scene. “This is absolutely the first time that we’ve seen juveniles doing that … I … Continue reading

Reddit Unlocks the Secret of Cryptic Subway Code

Reddit Unlocks the Secret of Cryptic Subway Code [UPDATED] “Reddit user delverofsecrets posted photos of a cryptic note that he or she obtained from a “homeless looking man” on the 1 train in New York City. The user asked Reddit for help in identifying what the characters might mean, and the post quickly shot to … Continue reading

Submerged art attracts crowds from both worlds

The young girl’s face is awash with the serene muted light of the sea as she lays on her belly, feet kicked up, admiring the coral stretching out from the pot in front of her. She is dusted with a light coating of algae and appears indifferent when either human or fish swims up to stare … Continue reading