Links: July 26 2011

Today is the science & technology edition! That’s right, we’re dusting off some of our nerdiest entries here at A4J and passing them along for you to run wild. Enjoy!

On the brain and its incredible effiency (and calorie-burning potential): http://discovermagazine.com/2011/jul-aug/06-body-fit-for-freaky-big-brain

The tipping point in terms of the acceptance of ideas: http://scienceblog.com/46622/minority-rules-scientists-discover-tipping-point-for-the-spread-of-ideas/

Will we ever have a fully functional, digitally-mapped brain? (Hint: we’re about 1% of the way there): http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/26998/

Some of the engineering behind the China/Tibet railway: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.07/chinarail_pr.html

(Ok, not so sciencey, but interesting!) On the new paywall at the NYT: http://nymag.com/print/?/news/media/new-york-times-2011-8/

Pluto’s new moon: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2084606,00.html

The Aurora Borealis: http://spaceweather.com/aurora/images2010/14nov10/Aystein-Lunde-Ingvaldsen1.jpg

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