- A Soyuz rocket malfunctioned, and … the astronauts managed to escape (!)
- “Memetic tribes and culture war”
- “Mega-Tunnels Dug by South American Megafauna”
- A camera taking 10 trillion frames per second
- The awesome and tragic story of the Buran space shuttle
- Something about extremism on college campuses
- This blew my mind: dandelion seeds fly using little unattached vortexes … read this if you read nothing else
- Another thing that blew my mind: I came across somewhere and had to validate it, and then found this news article from 2006 about it (emphasis mine):
The doctor noticed that the student’s head seemed a little larger than normal and he referred him to Dr Lorber for further examination.
Dr Lorber examined the boy’s head by Cat-scan to discover that the student had virtually no brain …
In hydrocephalus the cerebrospinal fluid, which circulates through brain channels called ventricles builds up pressure that balloons up the ventricles pressing the overlying brain tissue against the cranium. This insult from within causes a loss of brain matter and many hydrocephalics suffer intellectual and physical impairment …
Hydrocephalus is usually fatal in the first months of childhood and, if an individual survives, he/she is usually seriously handicapped. However, the Sheffield student lived a normal life and graduated with an honours degree in mathematics.