This is a collection of my most favourite finds (online) this winter, originally shared via Twitter. Grouped as editing or, simply, amazing.
Wringing out a washcloth on the ISS (in space) and the water just hangs around with nowhere else to go.
Discovered Brain Scoop videos this week. Learned about pangolin. Whee! Have you seen a pangolin walk? Straight out of fantasy. Armadillo-ant-eater-goblin-walker video from National Geographic.
Heimlich (inventor of the choking cure) is 1) still alive and, 2) has more whacky ideas than you’d imagine. A Radio Lab podcast.
It’s the scientific method! As applied by Sesame Street’s Yips to communicate with a phone.
“Babakiueria” is a hilarious/scary spoof on the anthropological voice, examining Whites in Australia. This was the first vid in the Aboriginal Worldviews in Education course I took via OISIE.
Also… Coursera – where you can participate in university level courses for free.
MT @cswa_news: More inspiration for aspiring ?#science ?#journalists fr Robert Krulwich’s 2011 commencment speech: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/12/there-are-some-people-who-dont-wait-robert-krulwich-on-the-future-of-journalism/#jump
Molecules that shake alike smell alike: More support for the Quantum Vibration Scent Theory http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=study-bolsters-quantum-vibration-scent-theory … via @sciam
MT @wiredresearch: About 40% of people allergic to latex also react poorly to kiwi & banana; they share similar protein structures.
I dream of editing swears. RT @sesquiotic: Editors: I bet you wish you had been working with this style sheet ?http://www.theawl.com/2012/12/the-joys-of-the-george-saunders-style-sheet …
Marking up PDFs like paper or using (free) Acrobat Reader’s text edit tools, the Comment List is a tool for Quality Control. vid: ?http://ow.ly/hCiYj
The subtext of the editing mark-up you do. Seriously; the way you edit communicates deeply. ?http://ow.ly/jsMLf
What does editing mean in the magazine market? Wired magazine’s storyboard pulls back the curtain! ?http://ow.ly/jFb5P
Finally, an editorial blog about the management side of the biz. How to <3 your freelancers : http://wordstitch.co.uk/blog/?p=92