Lately I haven't been relaying to you guys the best of the best of Gizmodo and IO9 like usual. In all honesty, many many of my links on this blog turn up as a story on Gizmodo or IO9 a day or two after I post them here. Regardless, I respect and enjoy both of these sites for their entertaining twist on fascinating topics. Here are the highlights to the past week or so from Gizmodo and IO9.
"A solar flare erupts from a massive filament of magnetism" Article on IO9. Here's a beautiful picture credit of NASA/SDO
"Does entropy increase with time or does it make time?" The mathematical formula for entropy and thermodynamics are the same. It's very odd and makes me a tiny bit uncomfortable. Article on IO9
"New evidence that alzheimers disease is infectious" I can't remember what this article is about. (wink) Article on IO9
"You have taste receptors in your lungs" Goddamnit, another reason I should quit smoking. Article on IO9
"How does the sun create a pillar of light in the sky" Sun dogs are a beautiful and awesome phenomenon. I highly recommend searching "Sun Dogs" on google image and more importantly, youtube. Article on Gizmodo
"There are 5000 janitors in the US with PHD's" Le sigh. Such brilliance with little opportunity for creative or innovative outlet. Article on Gizmodo
Tip of the hat to Gizmodo's Article, "The Universe is even stranger than you realize," highlighting this awesome science song, titled "What a Glorious Space to Dwell." by Jonathan Mann
Awesome job, mann. Video Credit: Jonathan Mann
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