Things I’ve Liked on the Internet Recently

Your ego is made of glucose: a tale of willpower, rejection, and chocolate chip cookies
The history of copyright, in quick video form
Physicist writes mathematical paper to avoid traffic ticket
“Our Emoticons, Ourselves” – an interview with the inventor of the internet smiley
The caterpillar that makes its own camouflage 
From Wired, a discussion of the legalities of extraterrestrial property rights. Part IPart II.
MIT loves Tetris in a big way

TEDxBoston Talk: The Google Ngram Viewer
You can play with the Ngram Viewer too!