Today, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the oldest surviving space shuttle launched into Earth orbit for the final time. Discovery began it’s 39th and final mission today, launching successfully at 4:53 p.m. EST from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Discovery‘s launch marks the beginning of NASA’s plan to decommission the space shuttle and leaves us astronomy fans asking, “What’s next?” Continue reading
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and if you’re a science fan, I bet you’re wishing that your Valentine had known exactly what you wanted. Next year, instead of the last-minute candy hearts and chocolate roses, point your special friend to Etsy.com seller Stephoodle. Alongside some rather bizarre art pieces (a farting unicorn?), Stephoodle offers the coolest valentines I’ve seen in a while. The set features eight unique designs of famous scientists, both living and dead, offering some rather clever wishes for the designated “Day of Love”. For example, you might enjoy Stephen Hawking’s delightful remark, “You make space-time stand still,” or perhaps Madame Curie could deliver this message to your loved one, “My heart radiates for you.” My personal favorite? Werner Heisenberg, famous for the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: “I’m certain about you.” What better way to show love than through science?
Every so often, this post will feature a new woman from comic books or science fiction. Have suggestions? Let me know! Our newest Kick Ass Woman is…. OLIVIA DUNHAM (ANNA TORV)! Continue reading
Last month, Warner Bros. Pictures and director Christopher Nolan announced two new cast members for the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Anne Hathaway will play Selina Kyle, and Tom Hardy has been cast to play Bane. In a statement released by Warner Bros., Nolan said, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Anne Hathaway, who will be a fantastic addition to our ensemble as we complete our story.” Of Tom Hardy, Nolan continued, “I am delighted to be working with Tom again and excited to watch him bring to life our new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies.” Hardy worked with Nolan previously on “Inception”. Continue reading