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  • June 26, 2013
    In 'hope for the future' news, astronomers have confirmed three alien planets in the habitable zone (where liquid water could exist) of a nearby star. How close is nearby? Just 22-light years -- that's only like 130-trillion miles! Humans will never set foot on these planets.... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2013
    According to astronomers studying background radiation data gathered by the Planck Space probe, the universe is 80-million years older than previously thought. So now when somebody asks you how old the universe is, you can confidently tell them, "80-million years older than pr... / 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 →
  • November 2, 2012
    This is a video showing the history of earth from big bang to current day, all in a minute and a half video. In real life it took almost 10,000 times that long though -- maybe even 100,000. "You're an idiot." I have never passed a math class. The video was created using foo... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you can't steal this photo to use as your new dating website profile pic. It just wouldn't be fair to Neil. This is a video (well, audio with some graphics on top) of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sharing what he thinks is t... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2012
    Note: No screencap is really gonna do the guide justice, you're gonna have to play with it yourself (or watch the video) to put things in perspective. A perspective your feeble mind won't comprehend! This is a link to an interactive guide to the size of the known universe (ju... / Continue →
  • November 22, 2011
    I dunno, those look like little Pac-Man ghosts to me. A group of Swedish scientists have allegedly produced real-life photons from "virtual" ones. How do we know they're not lying? We don't. That's why I say we raid their lab, steal all their notes, and ask questions later.... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2011
    Because there's absolutely no point, scientists have managed to create 'living' cells out of metals. Why? I JUST TOLD YOU, THERE'S NO REASON. Fine, FINE -- it's to prove that inorganic life could evolve somewhere in the cosmos. Are you happy now?! Because I'm sure as hell ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    That's no moon! Seriously -- it's a star, guys. There's a new coldest star in town (read: galaxy), folks, and that star is a Y brown dwarf named WISE 1828+2650. Wow, your parents must have really hated you. YOUR NAME IS A MATH PROBLEM! Y dwarfs are the dimmest stars of t... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Not Alderaan? Seen here in an artist's rendition that may or may yes have involved Photoshopping two holes out of a bowling ball, printing that out, and gluing it to a piece of construction paper, the current record holder for the universe's darkest known planet is seen refl... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2011
    The universe: you thought it ended with a wall that just went on forever, right? Me too. But apparently that's not the case. Apparently it's like a bubble with-- "wait, like a bubble in my bong?" *rolling eyes* Sure, it's like a bubble in your bong. But, instead of being ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2011
    Seen here in an artist's rendition (mine -- I'm an artist) of exactly what it'll look like when while in orbit, the European Space Agency's Gaia Spacecraft will rock a 106-CCD sensor, 1-billion pixel "camera" that's over three feet wide (like my ass!) in order to create a 3-D m... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    WD 0806-661 B, a brown dwarf (artist's rendition, lower right) orbiting a white dwarf (interracial orbiting FTW!) some 75-light years from earth. Shit, pack a picnic and let's go! "GW? You don't actually know how far a light-year is, do you?" OVER 1,000 WATTS! Extra mayo o... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2011
    For those counting and not just staring at the clock waiting for the weekend to arrive, this is the eighth (8th) installment in the autotuned Symphony of Science series. It deals with the beginnings of the universe, which, from the information I've gathered from that picture, ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2011
    I don't care if you used to bulls-eye womp rats in your T-16 back home, there's no way you can read that. Click HERE to see the thing in its full-res glory. Ever wanted a map of the entire Star Wars galaxy to hang above your bed because supermodel posters give you a boner a... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2010
    Could you tell I was just on the road for 2.5 hours? Haha, I didn't think so! Wait, you could?! The short, unfunny posts gave it all away? Dammit. Now I feel like a maroon. I'm ugly too? Wow, talk about adding insult to injury! Somebody's coma-drinkin' tonight. So scie... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    "Ha, what isn't too deep for you, GW?" Dino butts, that's what. Now, strap on your WTF helmets and prepare to have your minds blown anydamnway. Researchers at Fermilab are building a "holometer" so they can disprove everything you thought you knew about the universe. The u... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2010
    When I think old I think the tub of cottage cheese in my fridge that was there when I moved in. I'm afraid to touch it. Not even the pickles and artichoke hearts will go anywhere near that thing. And you know what? I don't blame them. What I do do is gag every time I see i... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2010
    Note: Full-size flyer for the conference HERE. Reserve early for a free rosary! Galileo was a hack and the Catholic church knows it. Your "science" can't fool us you dead, dirty magician! Admit it -- admit you were wrong and the church was right! Me? I'm left. Dumbfounde... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2010
    Some crackpot scientists (it's a bad day for scientists) are claiming the laws of physics might not be as constant as once thought (which was VERY constant FYI), and may vary from location to location within the universe. Personally, I don't believe it and think somebody forgo... / Continue →