Okay, can a girl please get a little forgiveness for not being so weekly in her weekly webcrawl lately? I promise to try to be better…
In the meantime, here’s your not-so-weekly scoop on some of the science things happening in the interwebs. Since I’ve been slacking, you get some extra links this time:
This was the big science meme-esque link going around this week: 10 Scientific Ideas Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing.
Some new research suggests that reading on a computer screen doesn’t engage the brain as much as reading a traditional paper-paged book. But it’s not just the screen itself that seems to be causing the problem, it’s about the way we read on screens.
Other research, though, suggests that those who spend a bunch of time on screens playing video games are likely to be more social and educated than their non-gamer counterparts.
I had to get a couple shots of novocain in my gum yesterday morning and it was freaking hellish. I really hope this research claiming to reverse tooth decay comes to fruition and soon.
Dude, I was just wishing this were possible the other day: Real-life eternal sunshine for the spotless mind!
I’m starting to get really into Last Week Tonight…at least the clips of it that appear in my social media feeds since I can never seem to stay up that late on a Sunday night. Here’s John Oliver’s brilliant interview with Stephen Hawking.
“The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals.” I’ll have to keep that in mind over the next 18 years.
And finally, here’s a digital pen that lets draw with any color you see in the world.