The Weekly, Geekly Rewind — September 4, 2012

Image by: NASA, public domain

We’ve taken a little break due to the holiday, but fear not! Here’s a great list of tasty, geeky links from the GeekMom world and beyond.

Science and Education:

Twenty six letters in the alphabet. One that can be both a vowel and a consonant. And someone with the brilliance to sort it all out on a T-shirt with a Venn diagram.

The periodic table of elements, demonstrated physically. Yes, there are explosions.

Moms at Work:

A GeekMom finds working in the nude is good for contemplation. Books, Comics, and Media:

An apocalyptic tale that’s got just the right amount of fearfulness for a YA book, without getting too gruesome? That would be  Susan Beth Pfeffer’s The Last Survivors trilogy.

Mark Millar teams up to take down online bully.

With Star Wars Celebration VI behind us, take a look at Dak’s intro to the 501st Legion!

Wonder Woman and Lois Lane: Interchangeable? Corrina explores the new love interest in Superman’s life.

Paralympics Coverage:

Sophie’s opening ceremony post

Judy’s primer on coverage

All about Oscar Pistorius

From our PAX Panel:

Nursery rhyme comics

Kodu Bit by Bit

Kids:

More guilt if your toddler is noshing on fries right now. A healthy diet early on is linked to a slightly higher IQ while a junk food heavy diet is associated with a slightly lower IQ. 

As if we didn’t know this ourselves, social rejection can lead to independent and imaginative thinking.

GeekMom Rachel got a nice scoop on a Muppet-esque show coming to TVs this fall. Get a sneak peek at Disney XD’s Crash & Bernstein.

Links Around the Web:

The WB shop is getting some flak for these t-shirts — check out the size charts. A women’s size 10-12 is classed as 2XL. Uh, what?

Gorgeous info graphic of every coffee beverage you’d ever want to make. Essential reading for moms of new ones.

Flavorwire brings us some minimal Game of Thrones insignia. I’m particularly fond of House Greyjoy, but then again, anything with a Kraken on it is bound to get my attention.

The Hugo award winners have been announced! Check out the list, and catch up on the very best in speculative fiction.

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Natania Barron is a Gryffindor, a Took, and a Greyjoy (mostly because of the squid).