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The XKCD Guide to the Universe’s Most Bizarre Physics

Randall Munroe is the author of What If: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, published in September. The post The XKCD Guide to the Universe’s Most Bizarre Physics appeared first on WIRED.

xkcd Chronicles the Landing of the Philae Spacecraft on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko With a 142-Panel Comic

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Webcomic xkcd by Randall Munroe chronicled the successful landing of the Philae spacecraft on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with a 142-panel epic. Readers can scroll through all 142 panels (the first six of which are blank) and follow the major events of the harrowing seven-hour landing attempt. Show More Summary

XKCD Live-Sketched the Comet Landing Every Few Minutes for 12 Incredible Hours

If you missed the excitement and tension of Wednesday's Philae lander completing its 10-year journey to a comet's surface, here's a pretty fantastic way to relive it. Web cartoonist Randall Munroe, creator of the massively popular xkcd,...Show More Summary

xkcd Animates The Philae Comet Landing—And It's Adorable

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today, we celebrated a monumental achievement in human history: For the first time, we landed an object on a comet. And xkcd creator Randall Munroe celebrated by creating this cartoon flipbook starting three hours before Philae's separation from Rosetta and ending with the landing. Read more...

Long Read — “He’s Glad You Asked: Randall Munro…”

… the Creator of XKCD, Explains Complexity Through Absurdity”, per the NYTimes: While giving a physics talk for high school students five years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Randall Munroe could tell that his audience was, in his words, “not totally with me.” He was trying to explain potential energy and power — [Read more...]

Here's How Many Unique Tweets Are Possible

In What If?: Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions, Randall Munroe, creator of the popular web comic xkcd, provides pages of in-depth responses to questions you probably never thought to ask. Q. How many uniqueShow More Summary

Bill Nye and xkcd's Randall Munroe Match Wits at NYCC

Science fans packed the room when Bill Nye the Science Guy met the creator of the science/humor webcomic xkcd.

XKCD watch-face for Moto 360

Spam writes, "I'm a fan of XKCD and so I decided to put together a watchface for the Moto 360 based on xkcd.com/now because I really like Randall Munroe's concept for a simple world clock." A world clock based off of the one found in XKCD number 1335 (http://xkcd.com/now).

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xkcd’s Randall Munroe contrasts the history of interracial marriage with that of marriage equality:

Weekend Joke: Atheists

This is from xkcd (Randall Munroe) who graciously allows me to share his humor here.He's got a new book out which has me drooling just having looked through the Amazon sample: What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. It isn't cartoons, other than those which illustrate the answers. Orson Scott Card's review gives a good idea of what it's like.

xkcd has fun trying iOS 8 predictive text with famous movie quotes

My favorite iOS 8 feature is one of the simplest: the uncannily-accurate predictive text functionality, offering not just auto-complete of the current word but trying to predict the next one too. xkcd cartoonist Randall Munroe decided to have a bit of fun with the feature, typing in the openings of a number of famous movie quotes […]

xkcd Determines How Long It Would Take to Visit All 50 States in the United States

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the latest edition of “What If?” by xkcd, Randall Munroe addresses an article from Data Pointed determining how quickly an individual could potentially travel to all 50 states in the United States. Suffice it to say, Munroe’s own answer becomes decidedly more complicated. If you allow the satellite to change course an unlimited number […]

If Phone Batteries Were Like Black Holes

Briefly: …then we really would be screwed. As Randall Munroe points out in today’s xkcd, sometimes we get a little over-dramatic about our phones ‘dying’ — although yes, it would be neat if, when your phone died, it turned into a worn-out Palm Pilot. [xkcd] More »      

XKCD creator answers ‘What if?’

Randall Munroe, author of the webcomic xkcd, has found another outlet for his inquisitive nature. Relentless curiosity is the driving force behind Internet phenomenon Randall Munroe’s new book, What If? Serious Scientific Answers ToShow More Summary

From the Vault: In Which I Fail A Vital Saving Throw

In a few hours, I’m hosting a conversation with Randall Munroe, the creator of xkcd, author of the awesome book What If? (I hear the audio version is pretty great), and a really great guy who I am privileged to call my friend. Of course, the first time I met Randy, it didn’t go very […]

XKCD Webcomic Creator Randall Munroe Asks: "What If?"

What if I swam in a pool of spent nuclear fuel? What would happen if lightning struck a bullet in midair? How long could the human race survive on only cannibalism? Could you get drunk from drinking a drunk person's...

May the Horse Be With You

3 months agoOdd : Neatorama

Fun thing to do today: try to notice how many times the word “force” is used in news stories. Randall Munroe of xkcd does this text replacement thing every once in a while. This one just happens to have funnier results than most. Remember to go to the webcomic to see the hidden hover text.

‘Pixels’, A Comic Celebrating Randall Munroe’s ‘What If?’ Book Launch

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

“Pixels” by xkcd is a comic celebrating the release of the book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd. The comic is at least partly an homage to the “turtles all the way down” expression about infinite regress. image via xkcd

Rolling Stone profile of Randall "XKCD" Munroe

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Occasioned by the publication of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (see review), an outstanding profile of geek hero Randall Munroe in Rolling Stone. Read the rest

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