The Week's Links: 8/26/12

All the items posted to Facebook and Twitter this week:

  • How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovationowl.li/dbT5o
  • Why Do We Yawn? owl.li/dbSfM
  • 8 Sounds That Are Trademarked owl.li/dbS5O
  • Steven Pinker Explains the Neuroscience of Swearing (NSFW) owl.li/dbCcA
  • Why We Keep Getting the Same Old Ideasowl.li/daPcv
  • 6 Memorable Letters From Neil Armstrongowl.li/deo8v
  • Facebook, Gehry Build Idea Factoryowl.li/delmA
  • Awesome or Awful: A self-critique tool for young creatives. owl.li/daP0W
  • Prince Harry, Lance Armstrong and the psychology of scandal owl.li/deg3L
  • 5 Ideas Trapping The Advertising Industry Right Now owl.li/daOSE
  • 35 Innovators Under 35 - Technology Reviewowl.li/dakdV
  • Inside the World’s Largest Fact Checking Operation: A conversation with two staffers at Der Spiegel owl.li/dak0o
  • Neal Stephenson on the State of Science Fiction owl.li/dajGD
  • Test Your Creativity: 5 Classic Creative Challenges owl.li/d8ydK
  • 26 Words You Really Wish Existed in Englishowl.li/d8ycc
  • 8 diagnostic tests we could have at our disposal in the near future owl.li/d8xyr
  • 8 Filmmaking Tips From Guillermo Del Toro and Nicholas Winding Refn owl.li/d8x0I
  • What 20 Top Companies' Logos Looked Like Before They Were Famous owl.li/d8wFb
  • What 20 Top Companies' Logos Looked Like Before They Were Famous owl.li/d8wye
  • Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Everowl.li/d4GUL
  • The 20 most-watched TED Talks to dateowl.li/d8wkD
  • Beauty vs. Usability: Using Subway Maps to Explore Information Design owl.li/d8tzg
  • Towards A Retina Web owl.li/d8ttX
  • Great collection of images to give you a humbling sense of scale. owl.li/d8oDg
  • The Art of Animation, Motion Graphics, Tech Gone Wrong & Why They Go Viralowl.li/1m7fFu
  • Design Tip: Never Use Black by Ian Storm Taylor owl.li/d8ouS
  • People Who Eat Breakfast Are Smarter And Skinnier owl.li/d8lMw
  • Microsoft's First New Logo in 25 Years Is Pretty Damn Nice owl.li/dbC9r
  • The World's 100 Most Powerful Women - Forbes owl.li/dbAsY
  • Plot Device - inexpensive short film thats puts mega movies to shame owl.li/d4GMn
  • Not only are you being tracked, you are ranked with a consumer e-score. owl.li/d8lqz
  • Love this: Parisian Theaters. Also love: 5 things I learned today owl.li/d83Ez
  • Humanities aren’t a science. Stop treating them like one. owl.li/d7UBj
  • Futurist Stewart Brand Wants to Revive Extinct Species owl.li/d7Dss
  • Love this: A Forum of Vintage Adsowl.li/d7CWm
  • Facebook Rolls Out Studio Edge for Agencies. Education platform schools creatives on socialowl.li/dajdm
  • Kickstarter's most successful projects suggest the creativity we value is interactive, rather than aesthetic. owl.li/d7wLb
  • “I hate writing, I love having written.” Dorothy Parker’s Guide to Life, on her birthday.owl.li/dai5c
  • Alexandria 2.0: One Millionaire's Quest to Build the Biggest Library on Earth owl.li/d7wiR
  • Coca-Cola’s Top Storyteller On Finding Truth From Within owl.li/d7pqz
  • The Science of Expectation: Using Humor To Understand Creativity owl.li/d7pbA
  • How Do We Create Cultures of Creativity: Festival of Ideas (Video)‏ owl.li/d4GLc
  • 7 Buildings That Defy The Laws of Physicsowl.li/d7jVk
  • Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek.owl.li/d7jAa
  • 50 Years of Space Exploration owl.li/1m5mr6
  • Why does the return journey feel quicker?owl.li/d5lyc
  • A History of Book-Pulping. What happens when books are recycled. owl.li/d4WaD
  • Great Minds Think Alike: Making the morning commute more humane owl.li/d4V5G
  • Principles of User Interface Design. Concise and useful. owl.li/d4UPB
  • Chile: making investment in science a national priority owl.li/d4UN3
  • Game changer: AP Stylebook moves faster than Merriam-Webster as linguistic authorityowl.li/d4UJP
  • Khan Academy Launches A Computer Science Course owl.li/d4UHM
  • Transforming libraries into programming incubators. owl.li/d4UFb
  • Does NYC water lead to better bagels?owl.li/d4UCH
  • Smoon: Self-Transforming Spoon of the Future Is the Geekiest Cooking Gadget Everowl.li/d4UBp
  • How Books Shaped The American National Identity owl.li/d4Upw
  • Transmedia Hollywood 2: Visual Culture & Design Panel Videos owl.li/d4GJU
  • One of my favorite newsletters, @davepell's Next Draft, is now an app for even easier access to fascinating news. owl.li/d7WXg
  • Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains owl.li/d4UnE
  • They never forget: The strange gift of perfect memory owl.li/d7x91
  • The Pros & Cons Of Waiting In Lineowl.li/1m4itX
  • The Four Paradoxes of Great Performanceowl.li/d4IL9
  • Creative processes we wish we’d witnessedowl.li/d4B3K
  • Hindsight Project: A collection of career wisdom provided by experienced professionals across creative fields.owl.li/d4AHy
  • Creativity Top 5: 8/20/12 owl.li/1m3RCY
  • Nick Gill: 10 Things I’ve Learned That Might Help owl.li/d4Axe
  • Scrabble cheating: The real story behind the stolen-blanks scandal at the National Scrabble Championship. owl.li/d4yfo
  • Interesting Study On What Audiences Want From Storytelling owl.li/d4y3q
  • The Next Web created a Tech Hall of Fame on Pinterest. owl.li/d4xIi
  • How to run a problem-solving meetingowl.li/d3Xdt
  • Liza Klaussmann (great-great-great-granddaughter of Melville): 'I reread Moby-Dick and thought: where was your editor?'owl.li/d3oJ8
  • Introducing Bjork's Gameleste, a bespoke Gamelan Celeste Hybrid owl.li/d4GGU
  • Generation Read: Millennials Buy More Books Than Everybody Else owl.li/d3oBP
  • How I Got My Digital Life Back Again After An Epic Hacking. Following up with Mat Honan.owl.li/d3owv
  • Trust your hunches, and write them down.owl.li/1m3gwD
  • Tony Scott dies at 68; a film career in retrospective owl.li/d5m4H
  • Great Illustrated Vintage Vogue Magazine Covers From The Early 20th Century -DesignTAXI.com owl.li/d2qLj
  • Is Opera Ailing? A Conversation About The State Of The Art owl.li/d2kmo
  • Amazing: The Colorful Rainbow Eucalyptusowl.li/d1YTZ
  • "Misquotations are often stickier than actual quotes," Lincoln once joked. Why Misquotations Catch On owl.li/d1YKJ

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