Bit of a short roundup this week, been quite busy with art – drawing chibis takes up time. I’m thinking I might make these roundups fortnightly because I’ll be less likely to miss weeks then and it will be easier to handle when I get back to college next month. Haven’t decided for certain though, so we shall see.
So, some blog posts that are definitely worth reading:
- Plenty of things this week about the Curiosity Rover with Mars Science Laboratory Touches Down Tonight by Cosmic Variance, Humans send their Curiosity to Mars!, First color 360-degree panorama from Curiosity and Curiosity update: Heat shield spotted! by Bad Astronomy and Welcome to Mars! by Supernova Condensate
- By Steven Novella over on Skepicblog: Health Information on the Internet - quite a large number of people use the internet to look for heath information but there is a concerning lack of reliable information out there.
- Life’s first drink – Cold soup or warm soda? and Undead Suns by Supernova Condensate, Hack Yourself! Explore the World of Self-Made Cyborgs by 80beats, An unreal Mars skyline by Bad Astronomy
Time now for the podcasts, a nice selection of what I have listened to this week (I do listen to quite a lot of podcasts so it would be a bit too long of a list if I named them all):
- The Reality Check #204: Water Fluoridation + Olympics SFSF + Turning Off Lights
- Oh No! Podcast - Ross and Carrie Ask Astrologers: What’s Your Sign?
- Geologic Podcast - Episode #275
- Skeptics with a K #78
- The Good Atheist #177
- Science and the City - A Thought for Food: How Do We Know What We Know?
- The Token Skeptic #130 – On Science Podcasting
- Skeptoid #322 - Negative Calorie Food Myths
- The Pod Delusion - Episode #148 – 10th August 2012
And articles, sites, images and videos from the internets:
- Articles: more Curiosity business with NASA jubilant as Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars, Older sibling sees Curiosity take the plunge and Touchdown! First images from Curiosity on Mars from New Scientist.
- Comic – Jesus and Mo: sow
- Articles: Morpheus planetary lander has an explosive nightmare on New Scientist
- Video – Via Bad Astronomy: Dare Mighty Things, Curiosity on Mars
- Article - Curiosity might prove we’ve already found life on Mars on New Scientist
- Site – whatstheharm.net
- Site – informationisbeautiful.net
Yes, quite Curiosity heavy this week so apologies if space isn’t your thing, but you know putting a rover on Mars is pretty awesome news.