The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. This is the color view of Europa from Galileo that shows the...
Roughly speaking, an ergodic system is one that mixes well. You get the same result whether you average its values over time or over space. This morning I ran across the etymology of the word: In the late 1800s, the physicist Ludwig Boltzmann needed a word to express the idea that if you took an […]
The usual open thread: talk about anything you like — the perfume you’re wearing today, the last fragrance you almost bought but didn't, whatever. Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders faced one another for the Supporters' Shield in the regular-season finale. Marco Pappa completed a brace late in the second half to give the Sounders a 2-0 win and the Shield in the process. Show More Summary
JMG reader Paul Hard has received the above letter from the Social Security Administration which advises him that since he and his late husband were not married "under the laws of Alabama," he is not eligible for federal death benefits. Show More Summary
A group of Michael Brown verdict protesters denied causing a hit-and-run car crash in Ferguson late Thursday night as they were attempting to block the road. The group of about 25 people had just left the Michael Brown memorial site where the teen was shot dead by police officer Darren Wilson. Show More Summary
Must mayonnaise contain eggs, as FDA regulations require? Is "mayo" "mayonnaise"? Concerned sandwich makers everywhere can take comfort in the fact that these important questions will be answered in a lawsuit filed late last month by Unilever, maker of Hellman's, against Hampton Creek, maker of Just Mayo. Show More Summary
Todrick Hall (of Cinderoncé, The Wizard of Aahs, and Mean Boyz fame) is back with a gay parody of Pitch Perfect - with Hall's version featuring acapella team "The Bottom Notes" and a guest appearance by Chelsea Lately's Fortune Feimster....
YOU’VE BEEN GRUBERED! If You Like Your Obamacare Health Plan, You Can Keep It, If HHS Doesn’t Pick a New One For You. “Here’s a Friday Obamacare news-dump for you: In a 300-page regulatory proposal released late this afternoon, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is considering changing Obamacare’s auto-renewal rules […]
Madrid are chasing their 14th straight win as they travel to face Eibar. Real Madrid returns from the international break with a two-point lead over Barcelona in the La Liga table. Madrid's form of late has been superb, but an injury to Luka Modri? could cause some issues in the midfield. Show More Summary
Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well,...
2:49AM: Late night industry domestic B.O. estimates for Friday show Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with $55.5M from 4,151 screens including Thursday previews. While that number ranks third behind Catching Fire's first...Show More Summary
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter, North, has been in the spotlight since her birth in June 2013, but lately we've seen even more of the tot. She made a surprise appearance in Vogue, posed for her modeling debut, and sat front row during Paris Fashion Week. Show More Summary
Letter C 1:58 Zach thinks of the perfect response to a heckler -- WAY too late. Submitted by: zachsherwin Regular Keywords: zach sherwin epic rap battles of history rap comedy goose mcs Views: 12,252
Much of the youthfulness that gay men seem to possess probably stems from the fact that many of us had to postpone our adolescence due to a world that wasn’t hospitable to same-sex love. Today Josh Sabarra talks about his new book Porn Again: A Memoir where he gives us the brutal reality of his life as a closeted gay man working in Hollywood.
From Jeremy Stahl at Slate, “GOP-Controlled Intelligence Committee Debunks Benghazi Conspiracies“: The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has issued a report roundly rejecting a number of conspiracy theories about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Show More Summary
Someone said there's a sign up for an ET test. That probably means a class of ET's to be made shortly to burn the list out, but maybe not. In any event, long overdue. ET's are regularly handling homicides lately since there are only like seven Forensic Investigators any more. Show More Summary
Muppet Pigs -- The Happy Wanderer, from episode 401 of The Muppet Show.
Paris Saint-Germain hit top spot in Ligue 1—at least temporarily—with a 3-2 win away at FC Metz 's Stade Saint-Symphorien on Friday. A crazy five-goal thriller saw the French champions take the lead through Javier Pastore ’s first goal...Show More Summary
James Corden's dad was almost moved to tears when he learned his son was going to host "The Late Late Show" on CBS, but his reaction was slightly less enthusiastic once he found out what time the show actually airs. "To have your own...Show More Summary