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  • June 24, 2014
    Notice how I opted against using 'Pounding' in the title? It wasn't easy. Possibly the hardest decision I've ever had to make. This is the Planet Series of beers from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Each was inspired by Gustav Holst's orchestral composition, 'The Pla... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2014
    Scientists analyzing the xenon gas in quartz crystals found in South Africa and Australia have determined the earth may be as much as 60-million years older than previously thought. Wow, that...is a lot of missed birthdays. Fingers crossed it doesn't demand make-up presents. ... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2014
    A group of scientists are convinced that if we can dig deep enough into Mars, we'll locate signs of ancient life. And just how do we dig deep enough? By firing missiles! God, please -- PLEASE let me ride one. I want to wear a cowboy hat and be swinging a lasso. In 1976, th... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2014
    This is the $45 When the Planets A-Dine Plate Set available from Modcloth (who also sell some of my favorite dresses) next month. It includes all officially recognized planets in our solar system. Come on, would it have killed you to include a little Pluto saucer? That poor ... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2014
    This is a photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of an unusual object orbiting Saturn at the edge of its A ring (not to be confused with its O-ring, which is Uranus). Astronomers are speculating its a new moon forming, which is already about 1/2-mile in diameter. Me? I'm convi... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2014
    This is an artist's impression of the asteroid Chariklo. It is the first known asteroid with a ring system, sporting two distinct rings. Me? I don't wear rings, but I do wear a puka shell necklace. *throws up shaka hand sign* Surfs up, hobo brobro! "You've f***ing lost it... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2014
    According to astronomers, there's a previously undiscovered pink dwarf planet orbiting our sun at 7-billion miles (about 75x the distance from the sun to earth). Hopefully there's a rest stop between here and there, because I will definitely need to potty on the trip. *brap* ... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but you'll probably still try to wipe earth off your monitor like a speck of dust. This is a picture of earth as seen by the Mars Rover Curiosity. In case you've been living in a cave with bears for the past year or the name didn't give it away, the... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2014
    This is Van Cleef & Arpels' $245,000 *coughing up tuna salad on rye* Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium, a watch with a 369-piece movement that displays our solar system's visible planets moving around the watch's face in real-time. The shooting star also tells regular... / Continue →