Every day, I post links to Twitter, usually between 8-10 per day. The links include my own pieces, but the majority aren’t mine. Rather, they are about what other people wrote that I found funny, interesting or educational. They are what I read when I’m sipping my coffee or riding the train. Because when Sci is in the house, the science never stops. I collect links like a rat collects pizza.
But it occurred to me recently, when I link those…they vanish. Into the aether of Twitter. And often when I find I need a link again, I’m stuck digging furiously through old tweets, trying to find something I tweeted Tuesday last. So I’ve decided to start gathering them up in weekly round-ups here. If I’m going to use it for reference, I might as well share!
The only order the links are in is the order in which I posted them. So sit down, pour some nice fresh coffee or tea, and sip with me. Let us stroll back through the last week (BYO muffins).
The latest Pew survey tests our science knowledge. But does it test important concepts? Or is it…trivial.
A great initiative! Applications open to increase diversity in marine science.
“Scientific findings in support of coffee’s nutritional attributes have been arriving at a steady drip…” *groan* ow.ly/SoID5
Is it “VEER-uh-lent?” Or “VEER-OO-lent?” This week’s Scientists Say. ow.ly/Stuwz
If you lay something on the ground, it’s bound to get dirty. And that’s a good thing —if you’re a blue-footed boobie. ow.ly/StyVf
What does the giraffe say? Hmmmmmm. No really! Hmmmmm. http://ow.ly/StXI5
“Do we need research to tell us this?” Yes. We do. http://ow.ly/Su2bL
Even when you’re inside the system, getting necessary prescriptions isn’t any easier.http://ow.ly/Su4Ht
ICYMI: How black holes are like LOTR.http://ow.ly/Su9Of
I admit I did wonder this: what happens when you get your period in space.http://ow.ly/Sum9B
.@Sci4thepeople is a great science podcast, relatable, interesting, doesn’t use big words. And they’ve got a Patreon! http://ow.ly/Swuoy
How many people died in a hurricane? Estimates ignore indirect deaths. http://ow.ly/SwuQp by @sumnerscience, includes death pie chart!
After Fukishima, people did not die from radiation. They died from stress. http://ow.ly/Swvv3
So cute!!! Green sea turtles make tiny little runs toward the sea. http://ow.ly/Swxmb
From shaking palsy to Parkinson’s, an excerpt from a new book. http://ow.ly/SwBbZ I’ll have to pick this one up.
You ears EMIT sounds?!?!?! Fascinating. http://ow.ly/SwBlB
How do we fix science? Six suggestions. http://ow.ly/SwDFB by @GaryMarcus. I’m a big fan of publishing (and promoting!) neg. data.
At the microbe level, we are all PigPen. We are followed by clouds of skin and fart bacteria. Yum. http://ow.ly/SwEcB
Why do bats have pointy penises? We really still aren’t sure. http://ow.ly/SwFUd by @DianeAKelly
It’s time to cut back on food waste. Looking forward to reading recommendations. http://ow.ly/SwGiH
I grew up in the areas mentioned here…and I’ve NEVER SEEN a wild pawpaw. Let alone eaten one. Curious. http://ow.ly/SwGXl
*sniff* Here’s what I missed at the #IgNobels this year. The Math prize is the BEST. http://ow.ly/SwIXY
when it comes to muscle size, at a certain point bigger isn’t actually better. http://ow.ly/SwJeE
Yeast can now produce THC, and once it’s efficient, that will be a good thing. http://ow.ly/SwJrX
Hey there sexy, love your beak. Penguins choose mates by a nose. Er, a beak. http://ow.ly/SwJLO
“so far there [hasn’t been] any study based on monitoring human and pig carcasses under exactly the same conditions,” http://ow.ly/SxzCX
This is a new way to feed the trolls. Feed them science. I might try it. 🙂 By @JacquelynGill http://ow.ly/SAcIn
Some good tips for preventing food waste. http://ow.ly/SAdxG From @NPRFood I use “edgy” milk in baking.
Mantis shrimps don’t fight to the death. They fight to the pain. By @edyong209 http://ow.ly/SAetW
“Nature’s script has been disrupted…” on the larger, more intense fires raging across the west. http://ow.ly/SAfS1
Many people who run say it makes them feel good. High, even. But what is behind that euphoria? http://ow.ly/SFtQg New Sci!
“It looked like something that might be big in Japan.” A writer’s encounter with a kangaroo rat. http://ow.ly/SAgr8 I want to see one!
Even color photography was originally designed with just white people in mind. Interesting and powerful. http://ow.ly/SAgQd
Fascinating and somewhat disturbing: life as a pro guinea pig. http://ow.ly/SAjuA
This woman loves those gigantic hairy centipedes in your house. http://ow.ly/SAI8m After reading this…I guess I hate them less.
For many survivors, Ebola isn’t over, they suffer from after effects they can’t afford to treat. http://ow.ly/SC6mV
Happy sipping! See you next week.