Weekly Webcrawl: March 21, 2014

We finally made it to spring!! Here's a dandelion, to make all your warm-weather-wishes come true...and please don't tell me that there's no science in wishing. When it comes to this winter, I don't think we have any other options. Photo by Gabriel González vi Flickr

We finally made it to spring!! Here’s a dan­de­lion, to make all your warm-​​weather-​​wishes come true…and please don’t tell me that there’s no sci­ence in wishing. When it comes to this winter, I don’t think we have any other options. Photo by Gabriel González via Flickr

Some happy, if sur­prising, news for society: smarter people are more trusting.

Too bad nar­whals can’t talk, if they could they could tell us how the envi­ron­ment is changing thanks to their super-​​hero-​​esque tusks.

I wrote a story (and related 3Qs) recently about how our mobile data is often spread far and wide without our real­izing it, here’s a step-​​by-​​step guide to spring cleaning your “dig­ital dossier.”

The big depressing news to sweep the internet this week: we’re doomed, thanks to our­selves. But maybe there’s still hope. I hope.

And the big exciting news to sweep the internet this week: The big bang was real! (They know because they found evi­dence of “grav­i­ta­tional waves.”) Or they think they know…but it hasn’t been peer reviewed yet, Internet, so just slow your roll there and take a deep breath.

But if you do want to know more, watch this video from New Sci­en­tist that explains it all:

And here’s a video of the sci­en­tist who first the­o­rized grav­i­ta­tional waves finding out that some other sci­en­tists think they’ve proved him right:

And here’s an unre­lated but equally awe­some video of the Internet’s cur­rent favorite physi­cist, Neil de Grasse Tyson, talking about his favorite physi­cist, Isaac Newton, in slow motion. It. Will. Blow. Your. Mind: