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stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Apr.01.2014
The Martian Andy Weir Science Fiction - Adult Pop quiz: 1) Do you ever stare at the night sky wondering if there is life out there? 2) Ever tried to levitate something with your mind? 3) Have you ever secretly (or not so secretly) watch Star Trek? Houston, we have lift off. You like science...
earl-merkel's picture
Mar.28.2014
Been there, done this. Before the "docs," in fact. (Headline, at right) You want to see some major "suspended animation," do as an unwary event-planner did a few weeks ago, and invite me to do a "humorous" speech about the writing-life to a mixed group of teachers, part-time scribes, and a...
manny-pacheco's picture
Oct.12.2013
Scott Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn. He was one of the original seven astronauts selected for NASA’s Project Mercury in 1959, and chronicled in The Right Stuff. After being chosen for Project...
JohnnyOla's picture
Jul.01.2013
Interesting story out of NASA today that cought my eye. NASA released this magnificant picture of Galaxy NGC 6744 on Monday as a farewell to the Galaxy Evolution Explorer telescope which took it. The space agency turned off the telescope on June 28 after more than 10 years of...
w-l-hoffman's picture
Jun.12.2013
Absent extraterrestrials accelerating our learning curve by letting us ride their alien coattails as Space-faring vagabonds, humanity’s future rests with colonizing the final frontier. The hazards of this gamble will be severe. We may even splinter into multiple subspecies as we adapt to conditions...
michael-seidel's picture
Apr.24.2013
NASA's SDO married time, science, technology and nature into an amazing glimpse of the sun.  My BoB friends sent me this video link.  One of them found it on NPR.  The video covers three years of watching the sun rotate and change but with views that elude puny humans.  The...
manny-pacheco's picture
Apr.18.2013
FORGOTTEN HOLLYWOOD Pilot Documentary (Development) funding campaign is up to its 15th week on INDIEGOGO. We have approached 62% of our goal. You can still click on the link if you’re interested in making a contribution: http://www.indiegogo.com/...
lisa-yee's picture
Dec.31.2012
Some said the world was supposed to end on 12/21/12. I am so glad it didn't, because there's still lots I want to do. That said, I did manage to pack a whole lot into 2012. Let's go backward and take a look at some of the highlights. (Note: The stuff that's highlighted in a link goes to the blog...
luke-james's picture
Dec.27.2012
We had a power outage last week and I brewed tea over a small wood fire in the backyard and then wrote a stiff letter to Pacific Gas and Electric by candlelight with a fountain pen complaining that if they were intent on destroying my children’s future home with their coal powered plants and...
j-m-leitch's picture
Apr.23.2012
A group that includes 8 astronauts, has had enough of NASA making unsubstantiated claims and taking a political position regarding climate change. Live Science recently published a letter addressed to the Honourable Charles Bolden Jr, NASA Administrator, dated 28 March 2012 and signed by 49...