- Okay, so a very promising virus that eats cancer has been sitting in a researcher’s fridge for years undeveloped due to – wait for it… lack of funding for its £1 million price-tag
- At least biomedical researchers have made a computational model of another anti-cancer drug that works on the quantum level
- But then, Ars Technica on how press releases are creating a confused history of biology
- Research now shows that monotony breeds creativity
- and that green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory
- Telegraph has an article on how the distraction of the internet can really stunts creativity
- That, and an Atlantic article on why we all have an internet-addiction gene
- New York Times profiled Valve and their awesome vision for future gaming
- Plus, an interview series with game developers, this one: the folks behind Portal and Portal 2
- Also, holy shit… Black Mesa:Source is finally coming out, this Friday!
- Here’s an excellent infographic of Breaking Bad’s death count
- Lastly, a video of a lot of Cos-players dancing Gangnam Style at Dragoncon
- Brain’s visual centers study finds that men and women do see things differently
- Neuroscientists successfully control the dreams of rats
- An excellent interactive infographic: How many alien civilizations exist?
- Voyager 1 is yet to find the boundary line of the Solar System
- Twenty-nine of history’s most iconic scientists in one photograph (now in color)!
- The Brooklyn bookshop saving out-of-print sci-fi, one e-book at a time
- Obama and Romney tackle 14 top science questions
- #presspushback: the lost art of fact checking returns
- From Mental_Floss: What’s the Song That Clock Chimes Play?
- How Your Cell Phone Hurts Your Relationships
- Spike Jonze’s Next Movie: A Man Falls in Love With His Phone
- Kickstarter: Charlie Kaufman’s animated feature Anomalisa
- This method is how find cat adopters online: Cat Roulette!
- The acoustics of office productivity
- An anonymous Navy SEAL will release a tell-all book about killing Bin Laden
- The Dark Knight Rises is set to make a billion dollars, yet is projected to sell 10 million fewer tickets than the 1989 Batman.
- Big Think: Do We Need an Army of Hackers to Fight a Cyber War?
- How Your Social Network Shapes Your Decisions (And Your Friends’ Decisions)
- The Anti-Social Network: Re-Discovering The Art Of Sharing With Ourselves
- Smithsonian: Is Ai Weiwei China’s Most Dangerous Man?
- Mental Floss: Why aren’t there any B batteries?
- Men at Lunch: A documentary about one of the most iconic New York photos
- Infographic: Facts You (probably) Didn’t Know About Sex Toys
- From MIT: Scientists successfully map the mathematical computations of certain brain cells
- From NZ: Further understanding of how the brain allows for free will
- Awesome new tech: radio-wave based wireless power for the price of a penny
- I’ve always hypothesised drunkenly mused this: Scientists claim dark matter surrounds the sun
- Woohoo: the potential for a third Bill and Ted movie
- A comic book based (but widely applicable) thought: When do you give up on a creator?
- Drinking has been covered, here’s how to eat like some of your favourite authors
- Editorial note to self: Writing under the influence of ourselves
- Random trivia: selling for US$4.3 million, Rhein II is the worlds most expensive photo (and it was photoshopped)
The rest (I suppose)…
- Fascinating read (even if it’s about Insane Clown Posse): The History of the Gathering of the Juggalos
- Even more ‘what the shit?’: A Mississippi county runs a ‘school-to-prison pipeline’
- Some photo portraits of ‘Preppers’ (people who actively prepare for ‘the end of the world’)
- Website: the Infographics Directory
- Video: The Wonder Years without voice-overs involves a lot of awkward silences
- This guy’s underwater GoPro footage of dolphins is pretty neat-o (music mix aside)
But this video of a dog attempting to steal some cabbage is just plain fucking adorable.
- New Computer Will Simulate One Billion Neurons
- Microsoft reveals a muscle controlled computer interface
- Voyager 1 is getting close to ‘the edge’ of interstellar space
- The waves in Quantum Mechanics are real
- The discovery of a HIV protein’s structural change
- The Greenland Ice Melt might not be as apocalyptic as some would make it out to be
- Plants Can ‘Talk’ To Each Other by Clicking Their Roots
- Why Bronze Medalists Are Happier Than Silver Medalists
- A US Marine couple’s personal account of the Aurora Shooting
- Scientology’s insane concentration camp for it’s Executives
- A counter-editorial of Why Men Can’t Have It All
- Still haven’t seen ‘Girls’, but the parody trailer ‘Boys’ looks good
- Revealed, at last: why women live longer than men
- How to rewire your brain for success
- Do You Believe in Magic? Yes, You Do.
- Interesting Chronicling: history’s changing understanding of mammals
- Lost footage from The Karate Kid
- Project allRGB: creating images using only one pixel for each rgb color (16,777,216)
- Online app: based on weight/height, who’s your Olympic equivalent?
- The internet map: websites illustrated according to traffic and user activity
- Web-based Game Boy emulator with a slew of games to choose from
- Video: some guy almost walks into a bear while texting