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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Wow. (via PopSci.com)

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Spaceward, ho!

CREDIT: NASA/Glenn Research Center The prospects for exotic new space propulsion systems are getting better and better these days. Space.com reports that antimatter fusion drives could be ready within 50-60 years: A fusion-powered spacecraft could reach Jupiter within four months, … Continue reading

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Venus Transit 2012

I hope cyborg technology is perfected long before 2117 so I can see the next one. (via NASA/SDO, HMI, and AIA)

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My kind of diet

Lately I’ve been a follower of the notion that if I’m writing for my blog, I’m not writing my novels. As a full-time employee and a full-time father, there are only so many writing hours in the day, and the … Continue reading

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Han? Chewie?

Treasure hunters recently took a sonar image of a strange object on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. It’s 197 feet in diameter and looks like the Millennium Falcon.

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The longest-running experiment ever

The pitch-drop experiment at the University of Queensland in Australia has been running for 85 years. There’s even a live webcam where you can watch the pitch drop at a blazing one drop every 10.6 years.

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The little comet that could

Check out this video of Comet Lovejoy flying through the Sun’s corona — and surviving! Watch for the white streak in the middle, it’s quick. NASA scientists thought it would disintegrate, but turns out that 660-foot-wide chunk of ice was … Continue reading

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Higgs? You in there?

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) aren’t quite claiming they’ve found the elusive Higgs boson “God particle,” but they say the latest proton collisions show “tantalizing hints” at its existence. Finding Higgs means finding the particle that gives everything … Continue reading

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Dione and Titan

One of the latest photos from the Cassini probe orbiting Saturn, with the moons Dione in the foreground and Titan in the background. The image may look grayed out, but it was taken in visible light — that’s what the … Continue reading

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Why Time Travel is Impractical

Via Grasping for the Wind.

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