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The Rising Star of Science (Synopsis)

We don’t normally think about it in our day-to-day work, but as scientists, our equations, our models, our observations, our experiments and our instruments are more than just our tools for approaching our work. In a very real way, they’re our connection to the Universe itself. Yet some people miss out on that connection, never…

“Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.” –Simon Newcomb For most of us, news of a total solar eclipse — even though they happen (on average) once every three years — seems…

“If there are things you don’t like in the world you grew up in, make your own life different.” –Dave Thomas That’s great advice, and is the same advice that the iconic Grandmaster Flash not only pushed in his legendary song, The Message, but also lived. The music style he helped developed had a tremendous impact…

“The probability of success is difficult to estimate; but if we never search the chance of success is zero.” –Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison Although, for many various reasons, most of us may find the prospect of journeying into deep space beyond our physical grasp, that doesn’t means we can’t journey there in our imaginations.…

“Devote yourself, but do not lose who you are!” –Marvel vs. Capcom With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s officially the holiday season here in the USA (and in many other places across the world), and so it’s time to kick that off with a great holiday song by Calexico, Gift X-change, and to check out the fusion…

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”  –W. Somerset Maugham There are so many things out there in this world to marvel at, that it’s important to remember to appreciate all that’s out…

Weekend Diversion: Norway vs. Kenya (Synopsis)

“I didn’t know any successful actors in Kenya, so I felt like I could get away with going to college to study film more easily than I could with saying, ‘I want to be an actor.’ That’s what I did.” –Lupita Nyong’o There’s nothing that gets me excited quite like… completely fabricated, unnecessary bickering on…

“Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.” -Helen Keller Our tiny, little fingers make all the difference in the world, enabling us…

“Not man enough? NOT MAN ENOUGH? I have three Y chromosomes, six adams apples, pecs on my abs and FISTS FOR NIPPLES!” –Testosteraur You’ve been waiting all year for a new Halloween photo (and profile photo) for me, and now that the big day has come, it’s time to unveil what I’ve chosen! For those…

“The trees are man’s best friends; but man has treated them as his worst enemies. The history of our race may be said to be the history of warfare upon the tree world. But while man has seemed to be the victor, his victories have brought upon him inevitable disasters.” –Nathaniel Egleston When things you’ve…