Category Archives: Science

Zodiac Changes?

Grounds upon which the tradition of astrology are based continue to quake after an astronomer said in the Star Tribune another sign should be added to the list. Parke Kunkle, a board member with the Minnesota Planetarium Society said, “When [astrologers] … Continue reading

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NASA’s Kepler Mission Spots First Rocky Planet

Scientists as NASA have discovered strong evidence of a rocky planet outside our solar system using data gathered by the Kepler space telescope. It is the first discovery of a so-called “exo-planet” credited to the relatively new stargazing satellite. Kepler … Continue reading

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Turn Around, Bright Eyes… Total Eclipse of the Moon Tonight!

We’re not going to pretend that we even begin to understand exactly why it will happen, but sometime tonight the moon will turn a bright orangey red. This is because Earth will be directly between the sun and the moon … Continue reading

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Is NASA Announcing the Discovery of Life on One of Saturn’s Moons This Thursday? We Think Not.

Yesterday, NASA announced that they are going to hold a press conference this coming Thursday at 2pm eastern (1 central!). The press release announcing the conference stated that that the scientists appearing there would “discuss an astrobiology finding that will … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Forecast: Showers, Meteor Showers!

In the wake of last months super harvest moon, it’s time once again to look to the skies for another of nature’s awesome free shows. Tonight’s entertainment is the annual Leonid meteor shower, where hundreds of meteors (debris from comet … Continue reading

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Autumnal Equinox & Super Harvest Moon: Both Tonight, Both Not Actually Japanese Video Games

If we’re playing some kind of word association game, and you feed us “Autumnal Equinox” and “Super Harvest Moon,” you’re likely to get back a couple of obscure foreign video games. However, today and today only, both of these things … Continue reading

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How A Wired Magazine Story Morphed Into “Brain Eating Vaccine” In 3 Easy Steps

Since we love to watch Google Trends and have done so for a while now, very little surprises us these days. On the whole it’s a great window into what’s going on in the world and what the English-speaking segment of the internet is … Continue reading

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