Orion Over Sky

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Sriram Murali created the above video to show the effects that light pollution has on the beautiful night sky.  In it, he focuses on the constellation Orion, and how our perception of it changes based on the light density of the area we view it from.  The entire thing is a great example of one … Continued

Cosmonaut Day

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On April 12, 1961 the Soviet Union made history by sending Yuri Gagarin into space.  He was the world’s first astronaut, and he was the one who shot the United States in the arm and made us realize that we had a long way to go if we wanted to beat the commies at their … Continued

Halo SkeeBall

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Halo’s Forge mode is one of those zany things that will never cease to amaze you.  Yes, there has been the more traditional death match maps made, but the video above is a version of Skee Ball, the classic arcade game where you’re not allowed to climb on the ramps. {reddit}

Logan

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I’m extremely sad that Logan will be the last time that Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine.  He’s one of those perfectly cast characters, and someone that you will really have a hard time finding a replacement for.  The X-Men have always been my favorite comic book movie series.  Honestly, I was never a comic book fan, … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: 2017

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I’m going to try something different this year for my long running Alternate History Thursday series.  Instead of whatever story gets beamed into my mind while I sleep the night before, I will spend the entire year focused on one story.  Yes, I tried it in the past, and I sometimes went back to that … Continued

Nearly Midnight

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have moved the hands of the famous Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight today.  Specifically, it is at 2 minutes and 30 seconds to midnight.  For those that don’t know, midnight is when the world ends.  Originally, the Bulletin was to warn the world of an impending nuclear … Continued

Cat Drawings

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A Hilbert curve is one of those weird things in mathematics.  Does it have any use in real life, or is it just something to theorize about?  Well, this is the modern age, we have the technology to make complex Hilbert curves in real life.  This is also the internet, which is a series of … Continued

Interesting views of Light

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This is a pretty interesting experiment in art and light from Akinori Goto.  The short video below shows the process. It’s neat, sort of a modern version of the Zoetrope.  This wouldn’t be possible without 3-D printing.  Or at the very least, it would be insanely difficult to construct. This next video shows a much more … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Blackness

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Common American folklore states that Thanksgiving was when the Indians helped the pilgrims from the Mayflower survive the winter.  This is mostly true, however, the real history can be traced back to the colonists from Roanoke.  They are the reason why this feast is celebrated, though not for what you would think.  Read on, for a … Continued

Cuyahoga Valley NP

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located right outside of Cleveland Ohio, and unlike Niagara Falls, is actually directly on the way to Chicago.  So I’m totally going to being stopping there as I make my way across the nation for Thanksgiving. It’s sorta like Vacation, except, it’s not going to be as crazy, or dangerous, … Continued