Friday, July 02, 2010

Good Reads

The movie Airplane! opened 30 years ago today. Over, Oveur, roger, Roger, and don't call me Shirley!

ScienceBlogs had a Zombie Day Thursday. Click on the zombie portraits and check out the many posts that show us how zombified scientists are underneath those lab coats.

Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins revolutionized the art of tattoo. He refined the process to make it safer, developed new colors, and taught other artists to carry on his legacy. (via Everlasting Blort)

Does national IQ depend on parasite infections? A newly-proposed theory suggests so, but correlation is still not causation.

Rob Spence had his missing eye replaced with a wireless video camera. His next plan is to upload what he sees so that we can all see through his eye -literally.

If you can't solve your Rubik's cube (or even if you can), you can use it as an art medium. Here are 30 works of art made from the big pixels on the puzzles. (via Gorilla Mask)

Scientists have discovered 150 gene variants that can predict how long your lifespan will be. It's as if we have an internal expiration date, but would you want to read it?

6 Laws That Were Great On Paper (And Insane Everywhere Else). It's only human nature to find a way around restrictions, with sometimes devastating unintended consequences.

1 comment:

Stoned Lizard said...

Ah, Airplane was the best movie I've ever seen!