In 1962, space travel wasn't what you'd call an "exact" science. NASA was only a few years old and nobody really knew how humans would cope outside the atmosphere. Now, 50 years after his historic orbit, John Glenn recalls what his doctors thought would happen in zero gravity.
Calcium is everywhere in your body, not just your bones and teeth. In fact, this mineral is crucial to countless biological processes, from regulating your hormones to aiding muscle function. And when you don't have enough of it, the results can be disastrous.
Hackaday has a piece about an upcoming Discovery Channel show called "Prototype this!" It's due in October, and since it's about making and modding robots and other gizmos, it sounds like a Mythbusters-meets-Makerfaire geeky heaven. [Hackaday]
Shooting your TV is bad (haven't you seen that episode of The Simpsons?). Shooting it with a remote that's shaped like a gun is slightly better.
During the Nintendo Keynote, Nintendo's Miyamoto quietly slipped in a tidbit about an upcoming Wii channel. He said this new channel—as yet unnamed—is going to be a popularity channel where you can compare your Miis to other users and hold popularity contests and vote on the best Mii.