Weekly Roundup

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Higgs Boson Here. The rap video above comes via Popular Mechanics, whose article shows off “Kate McAlpine and crew, who took to the tunnels under CERN to bring us the most entertaining explanation of physics we’ve seen since Schoolhouse Rock.”

Someone’s got to save our skins! The 9 Most Badass Women of Star Wars

I’ve found Leoben’s reviews of Tauron Morning coffee to be indispensible. Wired finds 11 fake Twitterers ripe for the takedown.

Infinite diversity in infinite combination. Lou Anders blogs about the difference between propaganda and the examination of the diversity of socio/spiritual-economic points of view in science fiction.

Star Wars is dead, long live Star Wars. SFFlare’s Eoghann Irving talks about how the Lucasverse needs to adapt in order to maintain its audience. The article also includes a link to SF Signal blogger JP Frantz’s post on the same topic.

It’s 4:20 somewhere. Scientific American talks about how several substances found in cannabis kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Your Lexus might be killing your sperm. New Scientist writes how heated seats in luxury cars may disrupt the sperm production process.

Put your listening gloves on? IO9 cites new scientific developments where genetically engineered cilia in the ear may help some deaf people hear again. Or maybe we’ll just starting listening with our hands.

Synthetic Type O has a weird oaky aftertaste, doesn’t it? Wired covers HBO’s new vampire series, True Blood, about Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels.

It’s going to be one long Cure album. Edward James Olmos tells TV Addict just how much of a downer the ending of Battlestar Galactica is going to be.