"I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam…" - SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on retirement. Get a sneak peek of our interview above and check out the full interview tomorrow on Yahoo News.
Joint popping is one of those things some people revel in and others detest. What you may not have realized, though, is that fluid dynamics are responsible for the sound. Joints contain a non-Newtonian liquid called synovial fluid to lubricate them. When you manipulate the joint to stretch it, pressure in the fluid drops and gases dissolved in the synovial fluid are released, forming a cavitation bubble. The creation and collapse of this bubble are what cause the audible popping. (Video credit: SciShow)
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Are Male and Female Brains Different?
This awesome new video from BrainCraft takes a look at the old adage “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus” through the lens of modern brain science. Sure, there’s lots of biological differences between people who identify as male, female, or neither… but in terms of our brains, do any of them really matter? Or are we just trying to mold science into what society already believes is true?
Author Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) recounts a bloody memory of MythBuster’s Adam Savage, and Adam puts Gollum on the phone for a performance of “I Will Survive” at Minnesota Public Radio’s Wits.
If you haven’t seen this, you should see this. It will cheer you up, if you need cheering up.
If you write “strong female characters,” it’s basically inevitable that you’ll get asked this question. Kelly Sue DeConnick writes comic books for a living, and her response is one of my favorites, mostly because it involves what she calls the “sexy lamp” test.