…or catching up on about three months of internet.
- Charles Darwin’s ecological experiment on Ascension Isle
- Lizards Rapidly Evolve After Introduction to Island
- Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber
- 419-million-year-old armoured fish fossil resolves ‘missing link’ in evolution, scientists say
- Scientists link genes to why wounds heal quicker for young people
- DNA Double Take – having multiple sets of DNA is pretty common
- Scientist discovers DNA ‘biological clock’
- Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days
- New drug mimics the beneficial effects of exercise
- Getting drunk without the hangover or health risks – scientist seeks investment for ‘alcohol substitute’ drug
- The Rat Pack study – Drug addiction: The complex truth
- Tastes Like Chicken: How one company created a plausible substitute for meat that has the texture of real flesh.
- How the shape of chocolate can change its taste
- How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you?
- Sleep – Now By Prescription
- Sleep debt and recovering from it
- The Curious Case of Polywater: In the 1960s, scientists ‘discovered’ a new form of water. How did they get it so wrong?
- Global warming: What the leading scientists say
- First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge
- Looking to disprove climate change, Nebraska fails in finding scientists to participate
- Breaking Deep-Sea Waves, as High as a Skyscraper, Reveal Mechanism for Global Ocean Mixing
- What would it be like if another planet just barely missed colliding with the Earth?
- Celebrating the Nobel win for it’s discovery, NYTimes made this great explanation as to what the Higgs is
- The Apmlituhedron: A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics
- Quantum Experiment Shows How Time ‘Emerges’ from Entanglement
- The Crew That Never Came Home: The Misfortunes of Soyuz 11
- The Printer That Can Print A 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours.
- Transfer a secret audio message by poking someone with your finger
- Hyperloop—a theoretical 760 mph transit system made of sun, air, and magnets
- Police firing GPS tracking ‘bullets’ at cars during chases
- Engineers use sound waves to detect bombs remotely
- The Status of Moore’s Law: It’s Complicated
- Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google’s Secret Weapon
- You Might Have an Invisible Facebook Account Even if You Never Signed Up
- Hackers Courted by Government for Cyber Security Jobs: The Geeks on the Front Lines
- I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling
- Debugging a live Saturn V rocket
Sociology (and stuff)
- Is Google Wrecking Our Memory? Nope. It’s (transactive memory) much, much weirder than that.
- Why even the worst bloggers are making us smarter
- Online comment systems reveal multiple layers of social bias
- The datamune difference between funny and LOL
- The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm
- Kids Can’t Use Computers… And This Is Why It Should Worry You
- A vast cloud of blah: Charlie Brooker on taking a break from columns
- A Slate backpack investigation: When Did Two-Strapping Get Cooler Than One-Strapping?
- Even babies discriminate until taught not to
- Man… The ocean is broken
- The debate over: Is population growth out of control?
- Sweden closes four prisons as number of inmates plummets
- Urban Design: The secrets of the world’s happiest cities
- Golden Gate Bridge: Triumph, Tragedy : Suicide Rate Shadows the Span’s 50th-Anniversary Celebration
- PBS commentator Mark Shields says more killed by guns since ’68 than in all U.S. wars
- Amazon and the “profitless business model” fallacy
- Stoya on ethics, porn and worker’s rights
- 16 People On Things They Couldn’t Believe About America Until They Moved Here
- How to be miserable in ten easy steps
- Ten Surprising Facts About Rejection
- Comfort In, Dump Out: the Kvetching Order of handling traumatic (or any other kind of) crisis
- Perceiving Time: Why Waiting Is Torture
- Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming
Supercut: 50 “four in the morning”s – Museum of Four in the Morning
- Warren Ellis on Breaking Bad and the Horrible Glory of Heisenberg
- Korra’s a Girl? TV producers think boys won’t watch girl heroines. Turns out that’s not true.
- Netflix studies piracy sites to decide what to buy
- Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses
- David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’
- How Marvel Unified Its Movie Universe (And Why That Won’t Be Easy for DC)
- Lucasfilm will combine video games and movies to axe post-production process
- Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences
- Why Everyone Gets Robocop But Nobody Gets Starship Troopers
- Todd Alcott: Some thoughts on the state of screenwriting in 2013
- ‘Canned laughter’ doesn’t exist, so why complain about it?
- Soundworks: The Sound of Gravity
- Animals would stop the zombie apocalypse before it started
- “Christ, what an asshole” works for everything
- 35 years after the clock tower shooting, Whitman belatedly claims his 15th victim
- A Marine recounts his one afternoon with a notorious serial killer
- Get ordained for free as a Dudeist minister
- Mexico’s Tales of Bus Passengers Forced to Fight to the Death
- Colombian women get their road fixed by refusing to have sex
- Civ II’s “Eternal War” continues on reddit more than a year later
- Carpet designer threatens cosplayers with legal action
- This Guy’s Eaten Nothing but Raw Meat for Five Years
- A map of Pangea with modern political borders
- What happens when you replace guns with thumbs up?
- Images of Vietnam Zippo engravings (yes, gratifying rewards too as a Preacher fan)
- The wonderfully wierd emoticon art of Ryder Ripps
- Questlove’s Celebrity Stories
- Back to toilet reading basics with new technology: backlabel
- Webgame: Z-Type