1. TALES FROM THE DORK SIDE: Yeti Hunt Edition

TALES FROM THE DORK SIDE: Yeti Hunt Edition

Eric Alt

There are things in this world science attempts to explain, things it can never explain, and things it will only tell you if you get it drunk. These are all those things.

BE VEWY VEWY QWIET…
A researcher from Oxford University intends to unearth some definitive proof of the existence of Yetis. Failing that, he wants to at least try and find out some things about early man -- which is kind of a disappointing consolation prize because…YETIS. [io9.com]

INVISIBLE PLANETS
The peculiar orbital patterns around Neptune might finally have the greatest, most sci-fi explanation possible – a planet four times the size of Earth looming just far enough way to not be visible by any telescopes we currently have. [HuffingtonPost.com]

HOW TO BREAK THE INTERNET
Gizmodo explains, in potentially terrifying detail, how one could, physically, unplug the Internet. It would take a ridiculous amount of manpower, of course, but as a speculative exercise, it’s interesting. Just remember: Also terrifying. [Gizmodo.com]

R.I.O. (REST IN ORBIT), SCOTTY
Earlier this week, an unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 loaded with cargo bound for the International Space Station also carried the remains of late actor James Doohan, who famously created the role of Scotty on the original “Star Trek.” [CSMonitor.com]

GHOST-FACE MONKEYS
A previously unknown species of monkey was just discovered in northern Myanmar and, well, apparently it sneezes when it rains. Which would be adorable, of course, if its face didn’t look like a furry skull. [MSNBC.com]

"A" IS FOR ALIEN
In honor of the soon-to-be-released "Alien" prequel "Prometheus", check out Salt Lake City’s Meat and Potato Theater and their all-puppet musical adaptation of "Aliens". [TheMarySue.com]