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  • January 23, 2015
    Some arguably bored and misguided mother in Tennessee is outraged after discovering the lights on the back of a school bus appear to be upside down stars (aka "satanic pentagrams" to some people), sending her off on her own personal crusade for Christianity. "Wow -- we really ... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2015
    This is an incredibly sad video of QVC host Jane Treacy and designer Isaac Mizrahi debating whether the moon is a star or a planet. Clearly, basic grade school knowledge is not a prerequisite for selling tacky women's wear on television. The highlights (lowlights): It almos... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    Note: Larger, even more breathtaking full-res version HERE. To celebrate 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope space telescoping (since 1990!), astronomers had it turn its attention to the Pillars of Creation, one of Hubble's most iconic subjects, to capture this higher-defin... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2014
    This handsome little devil is Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl that lives at the Wildlife Learning Center in Symlar, California. That's only 30 minutes away, so I'm going to go visit him. We will become best friends, and live happily ever after in the highest tower of the ca... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE because the world is beautiful if you don't count most humans. This is a shot from Iceland taken by photographer Maciej Winiarczyk that captures the Milky Way (top left), Aurora Borealis and the Bardarbunga volcano erupting all in a single photo. Bea... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    These are the Galaxy bedding sets digitally printed and sold by Etsy seller CBedroom. They run $148 - $228 depending on bed size, and they also take custom orders. I've actually been looking for a new duvet cover for a while now, and I think I may have just found the one...on... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2014
    Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. Full-res version available from NASA here (click the photo). This is a composite of 16 separate photos taken and stitched together by astronomer Dave Lane to create a panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy's central band above Silex Spring in... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2014
    This is Luna, a personal, app-enabled indoor planetarium that can project the real-time night sky as viewed from anywhere on earth. I wanna see what it looks like from Antarctica! "Meh, it's overrated." Don't you ruin this for me, penguin! The Luna is a real product coming ... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2014
    Note: Worthwhile larger version of the above pic HERE. This is the Enterprise, NASA's concept for a warp-drive spaceship capable of interstellar travel. Interstellar means between stars. So this is a spaceship that could travel between stars. Impressive, but I only need a s... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2014
    These are the $80 - $200 silk scarfs designed by Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory using open-source images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Plus they're organic and fair-trade and all that so you don't have to feel guilty about wearing one. But you should feel guil... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2014
    These are a handful of shots (and a video) taken by photographer Rocio Preciado of 12-year old Chewbacca the dachshund playing with his friends Han Solo and Darth Vader. Wait -- Darth Vader? Darth Vader doesn't have friends. If anything, Darth Vader only has frenemies who ar... / Continue →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2014
    I can honestly say my skin has never been that smooth and blemish free. These are the $25 Big and Little Dipper Constellation Earrings created and sold by ThinkGeek. As they point out in the product description, the dippers aren't actually official constellations, they're ast... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who likes to punish themselves by staring at the sun, our star is beautiful. And I'm not just saying that because without it we wouldn't be here, because I would actually prefer that. This is 'Jewel Box Sun', a video from NASA showing th... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2013
    This is Starpath, a sprayable glow in the dark lighting system that makes pathways twinkle like a billion little stars after the sun goes down. That way you don't accidentally wander off the path and get eaten by bears. You may get mesmerized by all the stars and crash your b... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is the Starry Lights lamp designed by Anna Farkas. It projects accurate constellations on the ceiling and comes in four different models (based on the way the stars appear during different seasons): vernal equinox, summer solstice, autumnal equinox and winter solstice. A... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2013
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson has calculated that Thor's hammer, if truly forged from a collapsing star, would weigh around 300-billion elephants. Cool Neil, but since when did we start measuring things in elephants? That doesn't sound very scientific. Regardless, 300-billion of them ... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a five-planet solar system orbiting Tau Ceti, a star with very similar luminosity to our sun. And one of those planets is the proper distance away from its sun "to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life." ... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2012
    Astronomers believe they may have just spotted the furthest galaxy ever, a little cluster named MACS0647-JD (his parents must have really hated him), between the Big and Little Dippers. That's right, like THE furthest one. What's beyond it? The restaurant at the end of the g... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2012
    According to astronomers, star formation across the universe is at an all time low, some 30 times less than it was at its height 11-billion years ago. They also speculate only another 5% more stars being formed in the future. Well folks, looks like it's all downhill from here... / Continue →