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  • May 22, 2015
    This is Cherax pulcher, a newly described species of crayfish from Indonesia. It looks like Mother Nature painted it with a picture of a beautiful nebula. You think she did it at one of those wine and painting parties I see so many pictures of in my Facebook minifeed? Maybe.... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2015
    This is the Constellation Mug available from Uncommon Goods ($13). When filled with a hot beverage (preferably lava), twelve different constellations are revealed in the stars. What's your favorite constellation? Mine's Orion. I especially like his belt. Because without it... / Continue →
  • 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 →