Category Archives: Science

Time Suck Alert! List of Common Misconceptions

Oh yes. Someone is putting this list together.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions

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Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla!

 156 years ago today, Nikola Tesla was born.

For those of you who don’t know (and those that need to be reminded), Tesla was an OB –  Original Badass.*

I typed this on my computer. You are reading this on your computer via the internet. Both things run on electricity. And we have Tesla to thank for its beginning. The modern world would not exists in the form we now know if not for his many accomplishments.

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Cannot Wait! The Tick

The Big Blue Defender of Justice is turning 100 (in comic book issues), in Tick #100: The Tick meets Invincible. I remember when he was just knee-high in a straightjacket hanging out in a luny bin.

From Previews:

Celebrate the 100th issue of The Tick with a 48-page full-color blockbuster co-starring Robert Kirkman’s Invincible! In a full-length 24-page epic, Invincible is transported to The Tick’s universe where the two mighty heroes confront the combined threat of the master criminal Chairface Chippendale and a mysterious and menacing new villain who makes even Chairface look like an ordinary umbrella stand! A story so awesome it requires two planets and at least one moon to contain it! Added bonus, “The Story of The Tick,” a 20-page full-color history of The Tick’s illustrious career!

And more from the Geek Out! blog:

“Tick #100″ pairs Invincible with the more naive pair of The Tick and his sidekick Arthur, whose most notable vigilante effort was to keep a supervillain from writing his name on the moon. The Tick and Arthur afford Invincible some levity. Invincible injects a deeper pathos into the world of his hapless insect-hero friends.

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How Will Social Media Impact A Solo Trip Across the Antarctic?

Writer/adventurer/explorer Felicity Aston is embarking on a very special journey that could make her the first woman to ever travel the Antarctic alone. She will, however, be bringing along something that throws that whole “alone” thing into question: social media. Her trip is being sponsored by Kaspersky, an anti-virus software company that will be furnishing the tech-filled journey that will allow Aston to Tweet, answer questions, make videos, and … basically bring everyone with her while she travels solo. But is it still solo?

Continue reading at…The Mary Sue

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Science! Seth MacFarlane and Carl Sagan together at last!

Seth MacFarlane is bringing Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage back to television. And Neil deGrasse Tyson hosting? I am so in. Okay so it’s Fox and there’s a wee bit of trouble in the Fox house and their news channel is not quite known for being a fan of the sciences, but this is about Seth and Carl Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan:  “In September 2010, MacFarlane and Druyan appeared together on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher where they shared their concern about the growing anti-science sentiment in American society, something Druyan attributed to “the failure of public education,” which has “compartmentalized science to 20-40 boring minutes a week, maybe taught by a gym teacher.”

Bring on 2013! Yay science!

For more on this…deadline.com

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Girl Scouts Develop Prosthetic Hand, Now Patenting Their Design

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Flying Monkeys!

Back in May, a group of Iowa Girl Scouts–known as “The Flying Monkeys”– were hard at work developing a prosthetic hand to help a three year old who was born without without fingers on her right hand be able to write. Now, the girls are getting their project patented, a remarkable feat for a group of kids aged 11 to 13.

For more on this awesomeness, continue reading at…The Mary Sue.

 

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