Weekend Links: The Giant Metal Moles Under London

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I haven't found a great game to feature on here in a while (I'm not counting pinball from yesterday since it was so rudimentary, though still fun!), so I'm pleased to finally be able to present Axon, where you are a neuron seeking connections. My first-attempt score was 16,628 - how did you do?
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Robot Revolution -slash- Cylon Update: How to Become the Engineers of Our Own Evolution. According to the Smithsonian, "the 'transhumanist' movement says better technology will enable you to replace more and more body parts—even your brain."
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From my friend Preston: Described by Boris Johnson as "voracious worms nibbling their way under London," these giant metal moles are working to build a network of tunnels beneath London's streets called the Crossrail Project, currently the largest civil engineering project in Europe.
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And more London (because for me at least, there is never enough!) - beautiful aerial photos of the city at night.
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10 Mesmerizing Photos Of Ink Underwater.
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From the "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait, an interesting 2-part essay by his friend Kevin Grazier on what it's like to be a science advisor for a TV show.
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There's been a spate of photographic series lately mixing old and new, but this is definitely the creepiest: decades of time are split into one portrait, where people's faces have been carefully spliced together from childhood and present day. It's very Frankenstein-esque!
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Need something to read? Here's a list of science books for "people who want their minds blown." The Blood Work book was featured as the subject of two recent Stuff You Missed in History Class podcasts, and really was fascinating.
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Even though my own results writing a shape relief alphabet have been mixed, perhaps you will have better luck, because the effect is pretty cool. And if you want to step it up a notch, how about an impossible font?
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March 25, 2012 - 7:49am
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