Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Neptune, the Mystic,” from Gustav Holst’s Suite The Planets

Convinced that Forgotify is trying to make me look like an opportunistic journalist, I regret to inform you that I actually performed this work less than three weeks ago.  Read More Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Neptune, the Mystic,” from Gustav Holst’s Suite The Planets

Friday News Bites: Protests in Ukraine Turn Violent, An Exploding Star, and More

I am so not giving that Bieber miscreant more press, so let’s get on to some actual news stories, both political and entertaining.

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Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It’s done, I’ve read them all! Not only do I feel a bit more up to date with what’s going on in the world of literature, I also really enjoyed reading this year’s shortlisted novels. All of them were good. Some of them were great. And The Luminaries was simply amazing. Read More Reading the Man Booker Prize 2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

What I Watched Last Night: The International Space Station

No, I didn’t go see Gravity. I watched the actual International Space Station fly by my house; it’s become part of my daughter’s bedtime routine over the last couple of weeks. And it’s awesome! I tried to spot it a few times over the summer, but the long daylight hours limited my opportunities to see it (and there was no way I was keeping her up that late). Now that it’s getting dark earlier, it’s in a position for us to watch it almost every evening before the kiddo goes to bed. She’s a little bit obsessed with saying goodnight to the astronauts, and I love it. “Mommy, it’s a freakin’ space station!” Yes it is, kiddo. Read More What I Watched Last Night: The International Space Station

Science News: 10/16/12

Welcome to the science news, Nobel Prize/space jump/shrimp puke edition! (Yes, I am serious. Pics after the cut!) Read More Science News: 10/16/12

Attack of the Gigantic Moons! Sort of”¦

On Saturday, people on earth were able to see a full supermoon, a moon so large even werewolves have got to wear shades. For those who missed the chance of seeing a gigantic glowing ball in the night sky, never despair: another supermoon will be coming around in 2013. If that is too far in the future for comfort, there is another way to see a gigantic moon and it requires an optical illusion. Read More Attack of the Gigantic Moons! Sort of”¦

Science News Roundup: 2/22/12

Welcome to your latest installment of Science News! This week we have a special bonus – videos of a tornado on the surface of the sun and a waterfall at Yosemite that, due to a trick of the light, looks like lava or fire tumbling down the face of the cliff. Also, scientists in Russia were able to grow plants from 30,000+ year old fruit found frozen in Siberia, and a newly discovered watery planet is in a class of its own. Read More Science News Roundup: 2/22/12