Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday Links!

Here's one of the most interesting things I've seen in a long time: when dolphins communicate, they aren't whistling. Instead, they're using much the same technique that humans use to talk. That's a terrible explanation, but just hit the article, because it's fascinating and very well explained.

Dolphins continue to be totally awesome.

Here's a link to additional total awesomeness: DIYbio. Here's a description: is an organization dedicated to making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety. This will require mechanisms for amateurs to increase their knowledge and skills, access to a community of experts, the development of a code of ethics, responsible oversight, and leadership on issues that are unique to doing biology outside of traditional professional settings.

From Jonin, a link to a badass: Colorado logger cuts off toes after foot is pinned.

From, Sirius, here's some outrageous irony: Time-Warner owns the rights to the image of Guy Fawkes, and they collect a licensing fee each time the popular plastic mask is sold to anarchists and other protesting types. Revolutionary ouch.

From Les Bownman, and this is a terrifically entertaining few minutes: Sylvia Nasar’s Animated Guide to Economics.

From Scott Gould, a video of John Butler  doing indescribable things to a guitar. In a musical way.

From Sean Redlitz, a story about a man who wants to build a house that is less than 4 feet wide (and in some cases, only 28 inches).

From Kevin Womack, and these are spectacular images: The Secret Cities of Yemen.

From Meg McReynolds, a new version of the American Enclaves application is now available.  Fascinating.

From Jeremy Fisher, something I never thought I'd see: a harmonica in Carnegie Hall.

From Kevin W, and this is absolutely my favorite link of the week, it's stop-motion Johnny Quest theme. You absolutely have to go watch this--trust me.

From Greg Bagley, and it's quite a magical headline, it's Drunk Swedish elk found in apple tree near Gothenburg.

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