Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Trisha’s Take: The “Big Bang” problem

The beginning of this blog post and this review has been very difficult for me to write, so I’m just going to come out and say it: I think that Wil Wheaton is wrong about “The Big Bang Theory,” aka TBBT. As people who admire Wil Wheaton’s work know, he’s had several very fun guest […]

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 13:58 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Biggest thing in the universe theoretically can’t exist

Looking at the Sloan Sky Survey, astronomers found something both exciting and perplexing. A cluster of quasars stretching four billion light years across. Exciting because it breaks the record for largest thing in the universe. Perplexing because, according to cosmological theory, it shouldn’t exist.

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 22:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Lincoln’s Link of the Day: New Book, Science Ink, shows off the nerdiest tattoos you’ve ever seen

I’ve become a tattoo snob. When I got my first piece last year, a half-sleeve based on John Tenniel’s original Alice illustrations, I immediately started judging those around me. It wasn’t a conscious choice, but suddenly I was noticing bad linework and faded color where before I would have just seen a tattoo. I came […]

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 22:55 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Happy Yuri Day!

In case Google’s doodle wasn’t hint enough, today was the 50th anniversary of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s trip into space, the first human being to do so. Not only that, but when he left on the Vostok 3KA-3, he also became the first human being to orbit the planet.  In regard to his flight, Gagarin said: […]

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 23:26 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Link of the Day: New tools for both spies and freedom fighters alike

When you think of the tools in a modern-day spy or investigative journalist’s toolbox, you picture tiny lipstick cameras or gigantic rooms housing servers dedicated to encryption and decryption. Now, thanks to a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, you can now add Yahoo!-owned photo hosting site Flickr and a home PC […]

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 08:04 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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Jill’s Link of the Day: Why DO Vampires Sparkle?

I thought I had the answer, I assumed the vampires in Twilight sparkled because they’re actually snake people, however it seems that they may actually be some sort of horrible insect… which gives me the heebie-jeebies more than calling the Cullenses and their ilk “vampires” in the first place. Yes, hideous insect people.

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 15:02 by Jillian Pullara · Permalink · One Comment
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Trisha’s Video of the Day: Where Randall Munroe will never, ever go

The Masquerade at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con will undoubtedly feature some awesome feats of costumery and stagecraft; however, I think these guys have got them beat: Part of the Calgaray Zoo’s summer exhibition called “Dinosaurs Alive!”, the costumes and this skit alone are enough to make anyone want to plan a trip to […]

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 13:56 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Lincoln’s Link of the Day: Tree of Life

I’m a science nerd, and this has to be one of the coolest, most beautiful things I’ve seen in a while. Beautiful right? And it’s not just a pretty drawing. It’s actually a radial tree-of-life diagram from the David Hillis lab, and all that fuzziness around the outer edge of the circle is approximately 3000 […]

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 15:15 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink · One Comment
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