The Checkup: This Test Will Tell You How Old (and Damaged) Your Ears Are

• Welp, I just learned that my ears are deaf beyond their years. I took the neat little hearing test above (find a pair of headphones and take it yourself), and it looks like my ears fall somewhere between 30 and 40 years old—which is depressing since I’m only 29. Grrr. How’d you do? [Gizmodo]

• While you have your headphones in, check out these 22 totally fascinating, totally inspiring TED Talks about health and fitness. [Greatist]

• This is neither a joke nor science fiction: Researchers in Canada say they’ve successfully communicated with a patient who’s been in a coma for 12 years. How’d they do it? With an MRI machine. [NBC News]

• How long has it been since you’ve exfoliated? On second thought, don’t answer that—just click through to learn how to exfoliate your skin using something I’m sure you have in your pantry. [MindBodyGreen]

• Uh-oh. A word of caution to urban beekeepers. [NPR]