Last night in midtown Manhattan, Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy
teaches me to knot my first-ever Bow Tie. pic.twitter.com/4i5ZgGidkf
I love it every time the Universe appears in my morning cup of soup. pic.twitter.com/96C0SpFngU
JUST POSTED – @StarTalkRadio
’s Cosmic Queries Edition: "Science Fiction” w/ @EugeneMirman
. On iTunes & bit.ly/1cuXtEH
Odd how often blood is shed to obtain freedom from those in power. Oppressors must be the most insecure people in the world.
Nobody asked, but the logical equivalent to "There but for the grace of God go I" is "Here but for the wrath of God goes he."
JUST POSTED “I, Robot” [pt 2] w/ @wkamaubell
, Jason Sudeikis & roboticist Stephen Gorevan. On iTunes & bit.ly/1cghSNm
That shining twilight flame? Neither saucer nor plane. Afloat in western skies, behold Venus with your eyes.
Three tons of Russian cargo successfully docked by Cosmonauts aboard the ISS. Happy Thanksgiving guys.
Watch live **NOW** as the Russians do cool things in space, carried on NASA-TV: 1.usa.gov/IwuWmq
I like new ideas & old wines. New software & old books. Water fountains & fountain pens. New discoveries & old friends.
JUST POSTED: From @StarTalkRadio
's archive “A Seat at the Table" w/ Anthony @Bourdain
[Pt 1]” iTunes &
If house cats were in charge, I wonder if they would post videos of cute humans doing stupid things.
A multi-paddle, multi-ball, ping pong match between two octopuses would be awesome to watch.
I don’t remember in the 1960s commemorating anything that happened fifty years earlier, in the 1910s.
If multiples of 10 were hard & multiples of 8 were easy, I wonder if we’d observe Kennedy’s death after 48 yrs instead of 50.
If we counted in base 2 rather than in base 10 we'd have celebrated the 100,000th anniversary of Kennedy's death 18 years ago
JUST POSTED “I, Robot” [pt 1] w/ @wkamaubell
, Jason Sudeikis & roboticist Stephen Gorevan. On iTunes & bit.ly/1azS3GL
If Thor is strong for mystical reasons, he doesn't need big muscles. Could make him scrawny and he'd be just as powerful.
Getting straight "A"s does not guarantee success, but plenty of evidence shows that not getting "A"s doesn't preclude it.
Just POSTED: @StarTalkRadio
’s "Gravity, the Movie" with @Astro_Mike
on iTunes SoundCloud Stitcher & bit.ly/1cdbfJC
You knew it was coming...
A stunning crescent Moon graces the western twilight sky. It knowingly points toward sunset, with planet Venus shining nearby
: What exactly is the Oort Cloud? // A spherical repository of trillions of comets orbiting far from the Sun.
If a football field were a timeline of cosmic history, cavemen to now spans the thickness of a blade of grass in the end zone
: If a football at the 50 yd line were the Sun, how far is the Oort Cloud? // 400 mi away. Earth? The 35 yd line.
: Need science trivia for the local bar? OK. If Jupiter were a Chevy Impala, what would Pluto be? A Matchbox car
: On @StarTalkRadio
Shouldn't you say "keep looking out" instead of "keep looking up"? // Up is away from Earth's center.
What would aliens say when told Earthlings shift clocks twice a year to fool themselves into thinking there's more sunlight.
JUST POSTED: @StarTalkRadio
Cosmic Queries "UFOs" w/ @EugeneMirman
. On iTunes SoundCloud Stitcher & bit.ly/16yhzLV
Would be funny if all adults conspired on Halloween to do Magic when given the "Trick or Treat" option by kids at the door.
We spend more time forcing students to learn than we do motivating them to learn in the first place.
: It’s a Pinocchidox !
The question -- What would Pinocchio's nose do if he declared, "My nose is about to grow!"? -- has no answer in his universe
JUST POSTED: @StarTalkRadio
's “A Conversation w/ Dan Aykroyd" [pt 2]. On iTunes SoundCloud Stitcher & bit.ly/1cllBfh
They did it. FOX aired this 30-sec spot **during** the World Series for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey bit.ly/1cjaa7M
Extraordinary. Extraordinary. Rumors FOX will air a 30-sec spot advertising COSMOS **during** tonight's World Series game 3.
The Cosmos -- 13.8 Billion years in the making...
I love the smell of the Universe in the morning.
Supersonic planes can fly east-west fast enough to reverse Sunsets, landing at a clock time earlier than when they took off.
Planes fly between 500 & 650 mph, so east-west sunset flights don't freeze the Sun, but they beautifully prolong twilight.
In a sunset plane ride from NYC to LA, if you flew 850 mph you would cancel Earth's rotation, freezing the Sun on the horizon
Don't know whether to be disturbed or enchanted that the word sesquipedalian is onomatopoetic
85% of all gravity in the Cosmos is of utterly unknown origin. Should call it Dark Force but we instead call it Dark Matter.
The carefully mowed grass patterns in stadium outfields are baseball's version of crop circles.
Not that anybody asked, but here's my (second) favorite planet -- from above: 1.usa.gov/H9CdsH pic.twitter.com/tKlEe36a80
's Conversation w/ @dan_aykroyd
[pt. 1] On iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher. & bit.ly/15VzJXp
Slow and steady wins the race, except when it doesn't, because that's when you've lost to fast and steady
Slow and steady wins the race, except when it doesn't, because that's when you've lost to fast and steady.
says cold Stars exist that you can touch with your hand. True? // Only if you call a dead-Star a Star
Based on comments from winning players, it's remarkable how much time God spends to help athletes defeat their opponents.