This sung and illustrated alphabet is based on diseases and such. This alphabet is beaver (and giardia) approved.
What if you had a mol of moles? what-if.xkcd.com/4/ Now, to get this in any one of my math or sci textbooks. M-wahaha
Lightning strike, filmed at 7207 f/s. http://vimeo.com/28457062 I could watch this all day. (But back to the deadline!)
Some people see >3 primary colours, b/c of extra cone. Mantis shrimp have cones to see 12: radiolab.org/2012/may/21/pe… AND, from the same
@Radiolab podcast: There’s no blue in Homer’s writing? radiolab.org/2012/may/21/sk…
Wondering about first & second relations, once or twice removed? Describe the lineage on wolframalpha.com – see the term & a tree. Also good for getting stats on the popularity of names (try “Helen, Rita, Adrienne, for example.) or for looking up the structure and other facts about any chemical formula.
30 under 30: Using Insights from Physics to Develop New Tools for Cell Biology bit.ly/OBTtsn
Wikipedia getting too “accurate” to make sense of? Try simple.wikipedia.org. Great when you just need the gist of it – to answer the kid.
@NatGeo: Friday Fact: Your stomach would digest itself without mucus.
[warning]Uncyclopedia is “full of misinformation and utter lies. You might say it puts the ‘psych!’ in ‘encyclopedia’.”uncyclopedia.wikia.com To be clear: do not use this. For LOLs only.[/warning]
Good guide to bosons, fermions, hadrons and other particles that I’m hereby calling “confusons”.theatlantic.com/technology/arc…via @edyong209
Editing (& writing, too)
Love Kimberly Gerson’s Friday Fiction Facts. Keeping jaguars, leopards, panthers, cheetahs, and cougars straight is her latest instalment in this blog series.
This describes the same method that I used to discover how quickly I edit (a.k.a. productivity). If you want to create accurate estimates that don’t leave you working for pennies, you need to do this. speed. via
@Copyediting: Tip of Week: how to measure your editing productivity.bit.ly/KKBkGk
An editor will tell you that you have spinach lodged in your teeth.baltimoresun.com/news/language-…
Business (of freelancing and editing)
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