If a question is asked "in the open" (like on a non-Odeck discussion forum), why do people who don't know the answer feel compelled to respond by writing paragraph upon paragraph of stuff they do know, but that isn't the answer? Is it just a "I can't deal with not knowing" kind of defense mechanism? Read more
I'm a sucker for peer pressure . . ..
How do you watch a brain work in super-fine detail, without all the false positives and blurriness of fMRI? Simple: genetically tweak the brain so that each neuron lights up when it fires, and then just video record the brain in action, under a microscope. In this case, using translucent zebrafish larvae.
What will be YOUR Space Jam?
I really like the Gizmodo link color better than the io9 link color. Dark purple looks so much like black (at least to my colorblind eyes) and I feel like I miss quite a few of the links on here. The lighter blue of the Gizmodo links is so much easier to pick out against black text. Read more
A friend of a friend is making pancake-art for his kids' breakfasts. This one was nerdy-cool, but some of them, like this Foxtrot-inspired tessellating heptagon pancake, are downright gorgeous.