This last year's IEEE Spectrum article, with its four minutes YouTube video, mentioned The Ant Internet (Anternet) -- "Before researchers developed the Internet, ants developed the Anternet, a surprisingly similar communications network ..."
HardOCP shared a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Science infographic showing fireworks injuries.
C.G.P. Grey's YouTube video channel shows many educational and interesting episodes of "complex things explained."
Boing Boing shared a bunch of interesting links on "your car is not a tornado shelter":
"... That said, if a situation kills experts, you probably don't want to be that untrained person trying to navigate it on your own.
British Medical Journal (BMJ) research report said that "Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal ... compared to those who opt for really bad Mondays, Britons who have a planned surgery on a Friday are 44 percent more likely to die. And the few patients who had a leisurely weekend surgery saw that number jump to 82 percent. The skeleton staff working on weekends might be to blame..." and the "day of week of procedure and 30 day mortality for elective surgery: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics..."
A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."
Miles' forum post mentioned an almost 1.5 hours "Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony" documentary. It can be watched online:
VideoSift shared an over six minutes YouTube video showing the first episode of "50 Common Misconceptions ... -- A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John debunks 50 common misconceptions that most people have about topics
Bird and Moon is a web site showing nature comics and charts.
/. shared University of California Berkley (UCB)'s article on how "social animals usually congregate for protection or mating or to capture bigger prey, but a UCB biologist has found that the terrestrial hermit crab has a more self-serving social agenda: to kick another crab out of its shell and move into a larger home..."