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Link Roundup: Silly Putty Chemistry Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. This infographic explains the simple chemistry behind Silly Putty.
  2. A scientist 3D printed a hypothetical Big Foot skeleton.
  3. Say Happy Holidays with this ornament of Spock dying of radiation poisoning from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
  4. ESPN and Marvel have teamed up to re-imagine female sports figures as superheroes.
  5. A recently released 10-page study calculated that blowing up the Death Star in Star Wars would have cost more than $500 quintillion and crippled the galaxy.
  6. How science fiction author Isaac Asimov went from Star Trek critic to Star Trek fan & advisor.
  7. Someone produced a “periodic chart” of all the LEGO colors ever produced.
  8. Dr. Noah Drake from General Hospital (aka Rick Springfield) recently displayed his rare collection of Star Wars figures.