Fulfilling a request from users at Reddit.com, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield records and releases his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on his last day onboard the International Space Station. The result is out of this world!
We were all impressed with the dramatic trailer for Gravity, with George Clooney weathering an explosion on an orbiting space station and Sandra Bullock spinning off into the void of space. Things like that make good cinema. There are other space crises, though, that will never get their own movies. Show More Summary
The debut feature from Ryan Coogler has been the year’s Cinderella story ever since it bowed at Sundance and scooped the Grand Jury Prize, as well as the Audience Award, for U.S. dramatic film. Received in similarly rapturous terms by...Show More Summary
Everybody has an opinion on the season that wasn't for Derrick Rose. But it seems like whenever a basketball player talks to a local radio station, he's asked to offer his opinion, which is what happened with Bradley Beal. This has been one of the most unusual situations surrounding an injury that we've seen in a while. Show More Summary
Wikimedia Commons"Cavalry Charge Near Brandy Station, Virginia", a drawing by Edwin Forbes, 1864 A preservation group is trying to protect the site of the largest cavalry battle in North America. The Civil War Trust has announced it has nearly reached its $3.6 million goal to preserve 56 acres of the site of the Battle of Brandy Station. Show More Summary
The Pig And The Pearl, Diner, and Chick-a-Biddy, coming to the Midtown Metropolis.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Back on Earth, Canadian astronaut and cyberspace tweeter Chris Hadfield is getting a rough re-introduction to gravity after a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station, the former commander told reporters during a video webcast from Houston. Show More Summary
Bruce Gray at Sound Transit was kind enough to send us the newest station level data report for Link. These reports are a treasure trove of information, too much in fact for one post. Some things I found interesting: During the week the Rainier Valley (Beacon Hill Station to Rainier Beach Station) accounts for 28% of all boardings and [...]
The breach of protocol comes after Russia expelled an American diplomat they said was a spy. Analysts said the potential outing is an escalation.
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The IRS scandal around targeting tax-status applications for Tea Party groups is centered around the actions of he Cincinnati branch office. So what's local news saying? Here's a report from the local Fox 19 station. What about those...Show More Summary
The historic French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels is revealing some of its unique techniques in jewelry and watchmaking this summer, from July 17 to 31, in a series of hands-on courses at the Tokyo Station Hotel in Japan. Launched...Show More Summary
Zaha Hadid Architects’ proposal for a new intermodal transit station for the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, at first glance looks something like a cruise ship with a sharp prow cutting through the desert. This was part of the inspiration,...Show More Summary
Washington, D.C., circa 1943. "Potomac Electric Power Co. substations. Brightwood station car barn." Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.
Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan talked with the Huffington Post recently about his breakthrough role in the Sundance sensation and also briefly about the possibility of playing The Human Torch in Josh Tranks’ upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Huffington Post writes, “Jordan acknowledges … Continue reading ?
Quark’s employees, led by his brother Rom and Dabo girl Leeta, form a union and go on strike. Meanwhile, Worf moves off the station and onto the Defiant. Plot Summary: An ear infection sends Rom to the infirmary, where he tells Bashir that he couldn’t take a day off to get it treated because Quark [...]
It's time once again to check in on Captain Greg Corrales and his cheeky roundup of the week's arrests and citations in and around the Upper Haight. [ more › ]
The "Big Dumb Object," as christened by Roz Kaveney, has been a staple of science fiction for decades. But what's your favorite massive freakin space object? Share your most beloved Dyson Sphere, ringworld or mega-space station below! Read more...
MOSCOW – In a breach of protocol, Russia has publicized the name of a man it says is the CIA station chief in Moscow. In comments to Russian media today, a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Security Service, or FSB (the successor to the KGB), confirmed...
Citi Bike still has a week left to launch, but one of its shiny new docking stations is already sporting a nice little turd surprise: an EV Grieve reader spotted a pretty good-sized piece of poop sitting on the first station at EastShow More Summary