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Wait. That’s the Same Comet?

The folks at the European Space Agency released a new picture of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and I have to admit that it threw me. Huh. That’s the comet? Where’s the second lobe? For a second I thought we were just seeing it end-on, so that the bi-lobed rubber ducky shape wasn’t obvious. Show More Summary

How Do Clouds Form?

As someone who loves looking at clouds, and may have a somewhat scientifically directed brain, I’m fascinated by the shapes and structures of clouds. Where I live, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, provides endless examples of them. I write about them a lot, but I don’t think I’ve ever explained just how clouds form. Show More Summary

Tons of fun with the latest Ceres image releases from Dawn

Fantastic new images of Ceres continue to spill out of the Dawn mission, and armchair scientists all over the world are zooming into them, exploring them, and trying to solve the puzzles that they contain.

Creepy toys or polished chrome – what’s the difference?

There have been a number of stories about Google's patents for cute, cuddly IoT-enabled stuffed toys Social google IoT toys Barbie Amazon Echo iot

Dragon-Eye View of SpaceX Pad Abort Launch

On May 5, 2015, SpaceX tested its launch abort system: A set of powerful rockets on the Dragon space capsule that can pull the Dragon away from the Falcon rocket underneath in case of catastrophe. SpaceX just released video taken from a camera on the Dragon capsule, and it’s pretty dang dramatic. Show More Summary

US SPACE Act extends easy ride for commercial space ventures

The House of Representatives has voted to exempt the fledgling space industry from much regulation for 10 more years, but critics say it doesn't protect passengers

Crash Course Astronomy: The Lord of the Rings

Who out there doesn’t need a little more Saturn in their life? I can deliver. This was a cool one to record. Even though we’d done 17 episodes before, I like to play with the format a little bit. I was a little more relaxed when we shot this, leaning back in the chair more and just having more fun with it. Show More Summary

How John Williams Will Approach the Music For Star Wars The Force Awakens

The master composer talks about working with JJ Abrams on The Force Awakens Film Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens John Williams George Lucas JJ Abrams

George Romero's Zombies Return With Empire of the Dead

The creator of the modern zombie is back via Marvel Comics George Romero Empire of the Dead Night of the Living Dead Dawn of the Dead Marvel

The Crow Remake Coming Together

And a major villain in the series gets a sex change Film The Crow Brandon Lee Birdman Andrea Risenborough

There Will Be a World War Z 2

The follow up to Brad Pitt's biggest hit will hit theaters in 2017 Film World War Z World War Z 2 Brad Pitt

Vesta has no moons – is it unlucky or did it eat them?

The second-heaviest asteroid in the solar system has no orbiting companions, even though hundreds of smaller asteroids do. Where did they go?

LightSail Update: All Systems Nominal

It's been 24 hours since The Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft was deposited into space yesterday afternoon. All systems continue to look healthy.

Chromebook sales on the rise

According to a new study by Gartner, Chromebook sales are expected to jump to 7.3 million units this year Mobile Chromebook iPad gartner


I’ve been listening to electronica music for a long time (like, a really long time; as in I have Isao Tomita albums), and it’s interesting to me that variations of it are still popular. I can’t keep up with kids these days (STAY OFFShow More Summary

The Cliffs of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

The Rosetta spacecraft hasn’t been in the news much lately, but wow, is it the gift that keeps on giving. Check out this magnificent view of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, looking past the Seth region on the big lobe to the towering Hathor cliffs on the small one: Oh, my. 67P is a double-lobed beast, a 4-kilometer-long cosmic rubber ducky. Show More Summary

Lando Calrissian May Return to the Star Wars Universe One Day

Billy Dee would love one more go 'round Film Star Wars Star Wars The Force Awakens Billy Dee Williams Lawrence Kasdan Lando Calrissian

Pixar Reveals Their Future

The future looks bright for the animation giant Film pixar Finding Dori Inside Out toy story Finding Nemo

Heath Ledger Could Have Been Mad Max

The mind boggles Film Mad Max Heath Ledger Mad Max Fury Road Tom Hardy

LightSail Sends First Data Back to Earth

LightSail is sending home telemetry following a Wednesday commute to orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket.

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