Friday, June 04, 2010

Good Reads and Info

Male red-eyed tree frogs communicate dominance to each other by shaking their butts. We have infrared nighttime video to prove it; all it needs is a new disco soundtrack.

DNA studies show that a Caribbean fruit bat is a mashup of three different species. Hybrid species that came from a mashup of two other species are rare enough, but three is very rare indeed.

5 Ways to Cheat Death in New Zealand. You could also stay home and not tempt fate, but that's not the Kiwi way.

The Coolest Bikes on Two (Or More) Wheels.

The dream of free time vs. the realities of unemployment. The fun part lasts no more than a month, and that's only if you have an emergency fund to draw on.

A golf ball hit a steel plate and deforms enough to stretch credulity. Is this a real golf ball or some unreasonable facsimile?

When you drop an Alka-Seltzer into a glass of water, the bubbles rise to the top. If that water was in space, and the bubbles were unaffected by normal gravity, you'd see something a bit different.

The weirdest news stories of the week.

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