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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A very Science Thanksgiving.

Gizmodo shows us how NASA would cook a turkey and explains how MacGyver would do it better.

YouTuber Vihart shows us how to make Mathed Potatoes, Green Bean Matherole and Borromean Onion Rings.  She has more coming out later this week!

The Huffington Post shares some Geeky Facts about Thanksgiving.

Technabob at Pichaus shows us how to make an LED Turkey Centerpiece.

WiseGeek explains how cranberries turn into sauce with the right ratio of ingredients.

BoingBoing has an excellent list of Thanksgiving Science stories and articles.

ScienceMag explains what Scientists are thankful for on Thanksgiving including, "We are thankful for coffee. So, so thankful."

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election News: Puerto Rico

Unless you live under a rock, you know who won the US Presidential election.  But did you see the news about Puerto Rico?

If you follow Ricky Martin on twitter, you know that one of my favorite bloggers, Hank Green of the Vlogbrothers, posted a video about our potential 51st state!

That's right!  On the back pages of CNN, the Huffington Post and the Washington Post, there are articles about Puerto Ricans favoring statehood.

How does this all work?  One of my good friends, StarlightGeek, has an amazing blog post that will explain it all!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2012 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics

Within minutes of the announcements of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize, my favorite vloggers went to work explaining what the prize was for.

Chemistry: Periodic Videos.

The top comment:
"My god. Here we are, perhaps three hours after the announcement, we have not only a VERY high quality video explaining just what the prize was for (including research by the professor to see just what they're on about), explaining hugely complex yet important concepts in terms that even I can understand. And all I can offer in thanks is a punch of a 'like' button. Somehow that feels so ... so insignificant, considering the effort expended and the material presented. Thank you. Again."

Physics: Minute Physics and Sixty Symbols with extra Sixty Symbols footage.

One of the comments describes the Sixty Symbols journey to find SOMEONE to explain the research:
"I really enjoyed the way the video started with Prof. Copeland calling Prof. Moriarty, then bumping into Prof. Merrifield outside, then meeting with Professor Moriarty, and then finally reaching Prof. Kruger. It felt well connected and made me more interested in the rest of the video, which was great. I hope to see more of Prof. Kruger in the future. Good job Brady!"

And today, Hank updates us on other Nobel Prizes!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The differently-abled on YouTube.

This week I bring you several channels of YouTubers who have awesome channels and just happen to be disabled.

The first is Tommy Edison, who is blind.  He has two channels, the Blind Film Critic and the Tommy Edison Experience.  In the former he reviews movies after opening night, and rates them, before asking his sighted friends what they saw.  He's reviewed movies like Momento, the Dark Knight Rises and Inception.  In the latter he shows how hard it is to use money, go to the ATM and shoot a basketball.

Next up we have a spunky woman named Tisha who runs Tisha Unarmed.  Tisha was born with no arms and uneven legs, but has learned to do everything from taking a shower, getting dressed, driving and grocery shopping.  But she also eats sushi with chopsticks!  Amazing.

Last but not least is Josh Sundquist who only has one leg after a childhood battle with cancer.  He now is a motivational speaker and an excellent storyteller.  He has relayed his experiences with airport security, as well as how to smuggle soda into a movie theater.  Josh also uses crutches so he has to think about things like how to hold hands with your date as well as how to walk on ice with crutches.  The reason I found him originally was his math videos like The Game of Thrones for Math Nerds or The Hunger Games for Math Nerds. His newest?  Gangnam Style for Math Nerds.

And not to neglect our non-human disabled friends, we have Lil Bub Bub.  She is a polydactyl, toothless cat whose "dude" makes videos of her.  Lil Bub has a website, store and has even gone viral!  You can see her dude take her to the park, feed her yogurt and makes her very very happy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

History and Food

I ran into a blog about the war of 1812 when browsing events to do this weekend.  It's a running documentary about the events surrounding the war.  The writers include several historical sites, newspapers, parks and historical societies.  If you're interested in more historical blogs, check out this extensive list.  Included are Cardinal Wolsey's Today in History and Elizabeth Mahon's Scandalous Women about 'history's most fascinating and flagrant women'.

On another topic, there's an awesome website about food substitutions.  I ran out of rice wine vinegar when making sushi this other night and this site came to the rescue.  Also, my favorite food personality, Alton Brown, has a blog!  Well, it's less of a blog and more of a food news aggregator.  Anthony Bourdain also has a food blog, which may be fascinating as he wraps up his last season of No Reservations.  Bon Appetit!

Friday, August 24, 2012

More Science!

Here's an update to my first science post, this time, all youtube channels.

Vihart is a professional mathemusician at the Khan Academy and makes awesome math videos including an ode to the number 2.

Deep Sky Videos by Brady Haran explore telescopes, nebula, and other awesome outer space things.

Numberphile also by Brady Haran are videos all about numbers including card tricks and the Batman Equation.

Periodic Videos is all about chemistry.  There's awesome explosions/ reactions, science news and other molecule-y stuff.  (Also check out the host's Einstein-ian 'do!)

Sixty Symbols has videos about physics and astronomy including the Large Hadron Collider.

SciShow, the cousin to CrashCourse, has science news and things like the Official Government Statement on Mermaids.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Food Blogs

Unwholesome Foods - This is a blog by my friend Beth from MIT.  She features crazy stuff from how to mummify a chocolate bunny to Ice Cream of Mushroom Soup and TurDunkin'. ("The turDunkin’ is a turkey brined in Dunkin’ Donuts coolattas, stuffed with munchkins and served with coffee gravy and mashed hash browns.") "Unwholesome foods. It’s not that they are unhealthy. It’s not that they taste bad. It’s just that the mere thought of eating them leaves you with a feeling that you’d really just rather not. The foods we feature are edible and even at times delicious. In fact, we give you the recipes and detailed instructions so you can try our unwholesome foods in your own kitchen!"

Adventuresome Kitchen -  My cousin Jen runs a fabulous food blog!  "Fearless Gluten-Free Cooking and Musings from a Restless Kitchen Diva."  She has everything for the gluten-free eater from watermelon gazpacho and Buche de Noel to Taco Tuesday!  She brought gluten-free cookies to my cousin Dan's wedding and they were divine.

Epic Meal Time - Note: language not suitable for children.  "We make your dreams come true, and then we eat them."  I haven't watched many of these, but they came highly recommended by a friend.  The food is along the lines of Unwholesome Foods... like "Meatzza" which is an epic pizza of meat and cheese and "Squeaky Grease Sandwiches" which are epic poutine sandwiches.  They also show you how much fat and calories are in each thing...   It's epic.

Will it Blend? - This started as a series of infomercials by Blendtec that went viral.  "See what the Total Blender can do in the Blendtec test lab, as we ask the question, Will It Blend?"  They also have a website that tells you what you should and shouldn't try at home.  Watch the blending of glow sticks, old spice, a vuvuzela, and a video camera (so you can see what it's like to be blended!)  Spoilers: yes, it blends.

My Drunk Kitchen - Hannah Hart is an internet celebrity.  Her concept is simple.  Drink, then cook.  Chaos and hilarity ensues.  Of course, she also had a blog and and official website.  She also sings!  My favorites are "Show me Where ya Noms at" and "Oh, Internet".  Some of her content should come with a parental warning too...

Anthony Bourdain - Anthony Bourdain is a chef turned tv host of No Reservations.  His show tours the world to eat strange local cuisine.  (Also, parental guidance suggested... yadda yadda...)  While his personality is abrasive to some, I enjoy his witty commentary and enthusiasm for the unknown.  I highly recommend watching his Lebanon show.  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.  From Wikipedia:
"In July 2006, Bourdain was in Beirut filming an episode of No Reservations when the Israel-Lebanon conflict broke out. Bourdain and his crew were evacuated with other American citizens on the morning of July 20 by the United States Marines...  the episode included footage of both Bourdain and his production staff, and included not only their initial attempts to film the episode, but also their firsthand encounters with Hezbollah supporters, their days of waiting for news with other expatriates in a Beirut hotel, and their eventual escape aided by a "cleaner"..."

Cake Wrecks - On the great internets since May of 2008, this blog is full of the worst (and best!) decorated cakes on the planet. "A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places."

Grammy Gertie's Recipe Box - My Aunt Gertie's blog was previously featured on this blog, but it's worth mentioning again!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Funny Blogs & Blog-like objects

The Oatmeal - The Oatmeal's real name is Matthew and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication.

The Onion - articles comment on current events, both real and fictional. It parodies such traditional newspaper features as editorials, man on the scene interviews, and stock quotes on a traditional newspaper layout with an AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline "Drugs Win Drug War”. is the most visited humor website in the world, with over 300 million monthly page views. The Cracked site also includes a blog, videos, forums, a writer's workshop, four weekly Image Manipulation contests called Photoplasty, and small, one-shot articles called "Quick Fixes." Cracked formerly included a daily "Craptions" contest where users added captions to odd photographs; this feature has been relegated to the forums. - The first thing you should know is that isn't a Weblog., the Web site, is a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site. Every day Fark receives 2,000 or so news submissions from its readership, from which we hand-pick the funny and weird notable news -- and not-news -- of the day. Fark isn't an acronym. It doesn't mean anything. The idea was to have the word Fark come to symbolize news that is really Not News. Hence the slogan "It's not news, it's Fark." Fark was originally a word Drew became known for using online back in the early 1990s. He can't remember why, but his guess is that it was either to replace another F-word or that he was just drunk and mistyped something. He tells everyone it was the former since it's a better story that way.

Text From Dog - What's your favourite piece of technology, and how has it improved your life? - I have a rubber hamburger that squeaks. It's pretty awesome but I suppose it doesn't count as "technology". I have a mobile phone, and I learned to text on it. It hasn't really improved my life. Maybe if I was a human I'd say "My phone is AMAZING. I couldn't LIVE without it." Luckily I'm a dog. Humans are idiots. - When was the last time you used it, and what for? - Two minutes ago. I sent a text to the guy who "looks after me". It said "Buy me biscuits". I sent it 29 times so he doesn't forget. Now he's swearing at me.

Awkward Family Photos - Childhood friends Mike and Doug began the blog after Mike saw an awkward vacation photo hung in his parents’ house. Realizing there were probably plenty of other people out there with their own awkward family images, the two friends decided to create a friendly place where everyone could come together and share their uncomfortable family moments. Thus, Awkward Family Photos was born. The authors started by posting a few of their own childhood photos and those provided by friends, and the site quickly took off and became an internet sensation; it now receives millions of hits daily and submissions from around the world.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Three YouTube channels you have to see.

The top 10.  Yes, there are three in this post, but the first one is about the top 10 of everything (top ten all the things!).  They have things you didn't know about the Queen and secret organizations.  They even have a top ten YouTube channels - YouTube-ception!

The Slo Mo Guys.  They pop popcorn, hit stuff with sledgehammers and play golf with apples.   If you like seeing things get destroyed in slo-mo, Gav and Dan have the channel for you!

The Slingshot Channel.  Joreg Sprave is a German who likes making weapons, but this is more than just slingshots.  He makes a pencil thrower called the "Nerd Revenge 2000", a rolling pin turned zombie killer called the "Angry Housewife" and a slingshot that shoots throwing knives.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dance Walking and Camels

The newest trend in exercise: Dance Walking.
I learned of these through Geeks are Sexy, and immediately fell in love.  Here's the original video.  And here are the outtakes.  And yes, he does eventually find the original Dance Walker.
While we're on the subject of fitness, here's my favorite site: Nerd Fitness, which among other things, has the Angry Birds Workout Plan.

A couple of weeks ago, I found an awesome YouTube channel called Camels and Friends.  It's a young woman in Arizona who has two camels, a couple of dogs, two sheep, three ducks and at least one bird.  Her videos are amusing and informative, if you want to raise animals in the desert, that is.  Since then she has started both a website and a blog.  She is getting bios of her animals up on the website.  Most exciting of all, one of her camels will be on Animal Planet this fall!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Free Google Adwords Credit

Do any of my readers want $100 in advertising credit?  It goes to the first commenter who wants it!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Two personal blogs and an Everest update.

Today I want to highlight two personal blogs and update you on the situation in Everest.

Last month was autism awareness month.  There has been incredible advances in understanding autism in my lifetime.  One of those is giving a voice to those with autism, like Carly.  While Carly cannot talk, she can use the computer to type.  She has been highlighted on the news in the US and Canada and even has a book out, Carly's Voice.  Her blog is a great place to find resources, connect with others through the forum and learn more about the amazing Carly.

One of my favorite people in the world is my Aunt Gertie.  No, she's not really my "aunt" but that's what I call her.  During my childhood she made a fabulous Thanksgiving meal every year that included the most delicious pies.  My "cousin" started a blog for her called Grammy Gertie's Recipe Box.  Oh, you wanted pie recipes?  Here you go!  You can even read about how my cousin tried to make pies and told Aunt Gertie all about it.  As an interesting look back at history, here's the cover of her old cookbook.  Let me know if you try any of the recipes and how they turn out!

Now, on to the update on Everest.  My friend Deb posted two weeks ago that her company's owner got pulled off the mountain for safety reasons.  Apparently the Khumbu icefall was thought too dangerous by the Sherpas due to the melting and heat of the spring.

Since then a few other teams have pulled out as well, while some are on the summit bid as of today.  Unfortunately, there have been several confirmed deaths this season.  Both Outside Online and the Mayo Clinic have blog posts on this.  Most of the deaths happened in the Death Zone.

In good news, a well-known climber from Japan, Tamae Wantanabe became the oldest woman to climb Mount Everst at the age of 73.  Also, a seven year old from India, Aaryan Balaji, made it to Everest base camp, breaking the record of the youngest person who hiked there from Lukla.  For those of you who may have caught the Everest bug - here's a reality check on the costs of summiting from CBC news in Canada.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Common Birth Dates and Productivity

Infographic of the day: How common is your birth date?  Not too surprisingly, February 29th is the least common, but September 29th is the most common.  The summer is pretty crowded, with a blank spot around July 4th (maybe babies are too scared of fireworks to come out?).  September is the "darkest" on this heat map style graphic, which means most babies are conceived around the winter holidays.  My birth date is not uncommon or common.  What about yours?

Last week one of the features was the Unclutterer Blog.  This week I'm featuring other productivity style blogs. First, here's eleven bloggers who write about productivity.  This features Leo Babauta who runs Zen Habits and Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity, both of which are on my blogroll.

To live large on a small budget try Wise Bread which offers finance, life and career hacks.  To change the world by doing work you love try Live your Legend.  For tools digital or physical, check out Cool Tools for inspiration on the things that will help your everyday life.  To live and work on your own terms, try the Illuminated Mind (with the warning "don't read if you want ordinary").  For general life hacking try LifeHacker, for ipod apps and motivational quotes to a post on surviving the shift to management at work.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Three Features! A kitten, Lizzie Bennet and unclutterer!

The first feature is about Moses, a kitten.  He was found a few days old, orphaned and eyes still closed (his mom was hit by a car).  The blog, MilkDrinkingFool is written by the people who found him, took him in and hand raised him (and still are!).  Here is a link to the first post, so you can read it from the beginning.

Next, for those of you who are Austen fans, I have a treat for you.  The same people behind vlogbrothers have started a YouTube channel as if Elizabeth Bennet was a modern girl.  It's awesome.  No, I've never read Pride and Prejudice, I just could never get into those books.  But if those books were like this channel, I'd be all over it.  Here's the link to play all of them from the beginning.  They're still making new videos, so be sure to check back every week to follow the story.

Last, but not least, Unclutterer is a blog about getting and staying organized.  One of my favorite features is "unitasker wednesday" where they talk about a product that can only be used in one way.  Yes, it is a joke.  And like Alton Brown, the only unitasker they endorse is the fire extinguisher.  They also have posts about downsizing, how to tell if an item is sentimental or clutter, Mother's Day presents, time management and storage.  The same people are also behind Simplifried, a blog about ending mealtime stress.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Post Secret

This week I'm highlighting another kinda-blog, Post Secret.  Post Secret was created by Frank Warren and is a community art project.  You send anonymous, home-made postcards to Frank, and every Sunday he posts them on his website.  The site has since expanded to show news, community, events and books.  There is also a facebook page and you can purchase Frank's books through Amazon as well.  The blog has won many blogging and web awards, 

What is Post Secret?  from Wikipedia:

"The concept of the project was that completely anonymous people decorate a postcard and portray a secret that they had never previously revealed. No restrictions are made on the content of the secret; only that it must be completely truthful and must never have been spoken before. Entries range from admissions of sexual misconduct and criminal activity to confessions of secret desires, embarrassing habits, hopes and dreams. The secrets are meant to be empowering both to the author and to those who read it. Frank Warren claims that the postcards are inspirational to those who read them, have healing powers for those who write them, give hope to people who identify with a stranger's secret, and create an anonymous community of acceptance."

If you want to know more in Frank's own words, he recently spoke at TED about the project, in a talk titled "Half a Million Secrets".

There's also international Post Secrets (with some or no affiliation with the original) in Portugal, SpainFrance, UK, Kazakhstan, Norway, Korea, and in Dutch.  (China apparently has one too, but I can't find it)  Not affiliated directly, there is also the Post Secret archive, which has more secrets.  

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Everest blogs

Mount Everest has always fascinated me, ever since I read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer several years ago.  Since then I've ready many other accounts of the 1996 tragedy, and still have them if anyone wants to borrow those books.  Don't get me wrong - I have no desire to summit Everest myself.  It's way too cold, for starters.  However, I think it is still an interesting subject.  In this post, I'd like to highlight some of the blogs about the current year's expeditions, which are currently on the mountain.

First, I found this page on the blog of Alan Arnette that shows the locations of all of the teams on the mountain. Click on the map links for a better description of the routes.  National Geographic has a team on Everest, but sadly has already lost one climber.  The Mayo Clinic also has a research team on Everest, who are going to monitor a team of climbers to learn more about the human body at high altitude.

The following blogs are the ones I've found from some of the individual groups going for the summit.
Adventure Consultants
Alpine Ascents International
Kenton Cool
Eight Summits
International Mountain Guides
Mountain Trip
Chris Klinke
Sierra Mountaineering International
Peak Promotion Nepal
Summit Climb / Summit Trek

Friday, April 20, 2012

Single Dad Laughing

This week I want to highlight a blog that I've been reading for a while.  One of the posts in 2010 caught my attention and one of them a few months ago caught the world's attention.  I'm talking about Dan at Single Dad Laughing.  The blog is about Dan, a single dad, Noah, his son, and Buddha, their adorable dog.  Except... it's more than about them.  It's about life.  

The first post that caught my eye was one called "The disease called Perfection".  It explores this word "perfection" in relation to today's society and culture.  What is perfection?  Is it ok not to be perfect?  "If you actually stop to think about some of these, you will cry as I did while writing it. If you don’t, maybe you’re infected with way too much of this ”Perfection” infection."   Read it.  Then read it again.  Let me know what you think.

The second post that caught on throughout facebook and the internet is "I'm Christian, unless you're gay."  The title itself hurts a bit just reading it.  The post is about love, unconditional love for each other.  “You don’t know what it’s like, man. You don’t know what it’s like to live here and be gay. You don’t know what it’s like to have freaking nobody. You don’t know what it’s like to have your own parents hate you and try and cover up your existence. I didn’t choose this. I didn’t want this. And I’m so tired of people hating me for it. I can’t take it anymore. I just can’t.”    Once you're done reading the original post, go ahead and read these three followup posts too.  Comment with your thoughts.

If you're interested in more of Dan's stuff, here's his top posts.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

So you think you're a geek?

Hello fellow geeks and geek-friendly peoples!  Want to know more about geekiness?  Read on!

Neatorama, beyond being awesome, also has NeatoBlogs that cover all types of geek styles.  Similar to this is GeeksAreSexy which has daily deals from amazon mixed in with videos of people texting walking into bears

LifeHacker, while more of a news site, has been on my blog feed for a long time.  There is a lot of information but almost every article is interesting and relevant from technology to gardening.  Even more news-y is Slashdot which delves into politics along with technology and science.  Gizmodo is like Slashdot, but focuses primarily on technology and electronics.

And what geek doesn't know about Reddit?  Just brace yourself for the volume of posts. Related are Rage Comics.  Though from the cheezburger site, rage comics are frequently posted to Reddit and describe the daily trials and fails of geeks.

While all geeks know about the ThinkGeek shop where you can get chop sticks shaped like lightsabers, most don't know that they also have a ThinkGeekBlog.  Along the same lines, you may know about BoardGameGeek, but not know that they too have GamingBlogs.  Suddenly, blogs.  Lots of them!

If you're a Star Wars fan, like me, check out the official StarWarsBlog which features artists tributes as well as Disney crossovers (awww, Stitch with lightsabers!).   Last, but not least, a guy named Steve realized that there are many nerds out there who wanted to get in shape, so he named himself the rebel leader of NerdFitness.  There are workout plans related to AngryBirds and the ZombieApocalypse.

Have a great, geeky day.  And remember, as the NerdFighters say, Don't Forget To Be Awesome!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hey bro, I heard you like charts

In the information int0rnetz age, data is everywhere and some people are going out of their way to organize it.  Even when it seems like it doesn't need organizing.

For the minimalist, there is This is Indexed, a graph on an index card.  GraphJam is from the Cheezburger family, and shows graphs with frequently humorous results.  I Love Charts gives us interesting displays such as the Pie Chart of Pies.

Further up in complexity there is Information is Beautiful which has visualizations that are informative and pretty.    Flowing Data has graphs that go into politics, NBA positions and Character Relationships in the Iliad.  The most complex is probably Graphic Detail, from the Economist.

While not an actual blog, but updated every hour, the NOAA Weather Forecast shows the graph of your local weather.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Funding cool things

In a break from posting about blogs, I'm going to post about spending your money.  That's right, you can spend your money on nifty things.  These are alternatives to donating to charities, which I highly encourage you to do as well.

First there are sites like Kiva, which is a microfinance site.  You lend small amounts of money to other people around the world for different projects, businesses and such.  When those people pay the loan back, you don't get the money, but you get to reinvest it in another project.  Nifty.  They also give a $25 free loan away to new people who sign up.

Then comes Kickstarter and Indiegogo.  These are not loan sites, but crowd funding sites.  They aren't tax deductible, but they have a different bonus: neat stuff!  The people on these sites pitch their ideas, whether it's a school field trip to the LHC or a bookmark that holds your place automatically.  Then you get to choose if you want to donate to them and how much.  Typically the more you donate the more you get.  A small donation may get a mention on their website or a postcard and a large donation may get you a t-shirt or a ticket to the premier of the movie they just made.

The following sites are also either microfinance or crowd funding sites.  I have not looked into them and have not used them myself (unlike those mentioned above) so you're on your own.

Has anyone else used Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Kiva or a similar site?  What did you think?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blog suggestions from our readers?

I'm currently working on posts about

* politics, local or otherwise
* charities and crowd source funding
* animals who have blogs

If you have any suggestions for blogs on these topics, or a topic you'd like to see in the future, let me know in the comments!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Warning: You may die of the animal cuteness.

We're going cute today!

Do you like rabbitskittens or puppies?  What about baby zoo animals?

For the traditionalists, there's always ICHC's squee and cute overload which are full of the cute.

If you like celebrities of the internet, check out the famous Maru!

There's also holy cutenessthe cute projectsnuzzy and the aptly-named cute things falling asleep.

Did I miss your favorite cute animal blog?  Tell me in the comments!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

How do you take your science?

If you like your science in paragraph format, I suggest Bad Astronomy, which is one of the many Discover Magazine blogs and the Wired Science blog.  For weather there is Jeff Master's Wunderblog and the DC area Capital Weather Gang page.

For comic format there's always xkcd as well as the work of Sidney Harris.

If you like pictures better, I suggest Astronomy Picture of the Day and National Geographic Photo of the Day.

There's also video blogs... er, classrooms?  Crash Course (which has things other than science, like history) and Minute Physics are my favorites on YouTube.  Also not to miss is CGP Grey who takes an amusing track to complicated explanations about seemingly simple things, like leap years.

If none of those suffice, I suggest the many music videos of Symphony of Science.  Start with 'A Glorious Dawn'.