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Weekly Webcrawl: March 21, 2014

We finally made it to spring!! Here's a dandelion, to make all your warm-weather-wishes come true...and please don't tell me that there's no science in wishing. When it comes to this winter, I don't think we have any other options. Photo by Gabriel González vi Flickr
We finally made it to spring!! Here's a dandelion, to make all your warm-weather-wishes come true...and please don't tell me that there's no science in wishing. When it comes to this winter, I don't think we have any other options. Photo by Gabriel González vi Flickr

We finally made it to spring!! Here’s a dandelion, to make all your warm-weather-wishes come true…and please don’t tell me that there’s no science in wishing. When it comes to this winter, I don’t think we have any other options. Photo by Gabriel González via Flickr

Some happy, if surprising, news for society: smarter people are more trusting.

Too bad narwhals can’t talk, if they could they could tell us how the environment is changing thanks to their super-hero-esque tusks.

I wrote a story (and related 3Qs) recently about how our mobile data is often spread far and wide without our realizing it, here’s a step-by-step guide to spring cleaning your “digital dossier.”

The big depressing news to sweep the internet this week: we’re doomed, thanks to ourselves. But maybe there’s still hope. I hope.

And the big exciting news to sweep the internet this week: The big bang was real! (They know because they found evidence of “gravitational waves.”) Or they think they know…but it hasn’t been peer reviewed yet, Internet, so just slow your roll there and take a deep breath.

But if you do want to know more, watch this video from New Scientist that explains it all:

And here’s a video of the scientist who first theorized gravitational waves finding out that some other scientists think they’ve proved him right:

And here’s an unrelated but equally awesome video of the Internet’s current favorite physicist, Neil de Grasse Tyson, talking about his favorite physicist, Isaac Newton, in slow motion. It. Will. Blow. Your. Mind: