|A Double X Science grandma showed us this picture. |
We thought it was the most ridiculously cute thing we'd seen all year.
- Smithsonian's list, including Franklin D. Roosevelt in a dress.
- The year in pictures from ScienceNOW.
- Cosmic Log with MSNBC's list of the best science videos of 2011.
- Scientific American blogger Kate Clancy lists her top fave ladybusiness posts for 2011 at her Context and Variation blog.
- Ed Yong of Not Exactly Rocket Science gives us his top 12 longreads for 2011.
- Surprising Science surprises with a top-10 science blog posts for the year.
- From the dino-man himself, Brian Switek gives us 2011's greatest hits in the dinosaur world.
- ArsTechnica's got a list of the biggest science stories of 2011 and promises we'll be seeing these stories again in 2012.
- In a niche listing, Fox has produced the top "sexiest" science stories of 2011.
Health 'n' stuff
- Do you know the clitoris? Not many people really do. Read this. It's important information, not to mention mindblowingly cool.
- Put the toilet seat lid down when you flush. Please.
- Emily Willingham, Double X Science managing editor, is also an editor on a new book just out, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. Consider buying a copy to leave in your pediatrician's office or to donate to your local library.
- Once upon a time, people made condoms that glowed in the dark, thanks to radium. Yikes.
- Casting call for girls in science, ages 12 to 14.
- Did the dinosaurs live on Antarctica, too? A vertebrae hints at a "yes."
- Elephants have SIX TOES. On one foot.
- Adorable baby polar bear video.
- We just thought we'd bring it up again: Have you seen this crow make a tool from wire to solve a food-retrieval problem? Watch it!
- The art of the science tattoo, at Scientific American. Yes, scientists really, really like their tattoos.
- A toast to the chemistry of champagne, from The Guardian. Happy New Year, everyone!