The Week In Geek: Galaxy evolution edition


I’ve been teaching galaxy evolution for the past three weeks so I thought let you in on some of the fun.

Speaking of galaxy evolution, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way has the munchies. And a taste for asteroids.

Ever wonder what it’s like to have synesthesia? There’s an app for that.

Physicists exploit quantum mechanics to make iron transparent to x-rays.

The mathematics of your heart beat could save your life.

This is what it looks like when cancer gets smacked down by a T cell.

You’re worst job interview experience should pale in comparison to what Thomas Edison put applicants through.

Switzerland volunteers to be the janitor of low Earth orbit.

Amazing research that discovered how 9/11 affected whales.

Tiny little Southeast Asian tarsiers found to communicate ultrasonically. Also, tarsiers are adorably funny looking.

How did the zebra get its stripes? Experimental biologists have a hunch.

A map of the continental United States by distance to the nearest McDonald’s. Frightening.

This week in math: 1) there is something called the Rapunzel Number and 2) there is something called the Ponytail Shape Equation.

Please welcome our new robot astronaut overlord, a.k.a. @astrorobonaut.

Have a great and geeky weekend!


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The Week In Geek: Galaxy evolution edition