Posts tagged "space"

Some Astronomers And Philosophers Think We Need To Work On Our Communication With Aliens

Last week, a group for British astronomers and philosophers from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute entered into a competition to figure out the best way to tell aliens what us Earthlings…

Lauren Vinopal | September 15, 2015 - 5:30 pm

NASA Has Started A Year-Long Isolation Program In A Dome To Simulate Life On Mars

Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.
In preparation for this, they have started…

Katrin Higher | August 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2015 - 9:45 am

NASA Backed Graduate Student Records X-Files Theme Sounds In Space

All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device to go…

Katrin Higher | May 9, 2015 - 12:30 pm

A Celestial Trifecta Is Coming, Here’s What To Expect!

Tomorrow, our humble little planet will bear witness to a solar eclipse, the spring equinox, and a supermoon! The low odds of all three events happening in one day paired with Tuesday’s solar storm and resulting

Claire Hannum | March 19, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hubble Telescope Spots Smiley Emoji In Space

The universe is smiling down on us—almost literally. The Hubble Telescope has captured a “smiley face” in space: two bright yellow eyes (a cluster of galaxies called SDSS J1038+4849), a…

Newser | February 10, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Maggie Lieu Wants To Be First Woman To Give Birth On Mars

Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an…

Huffington Post Weird News | February 5, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Science ‘N’ Stuff: 10 Very Important & No Doubt Stupid Questions I Have About Our Mirror Universe

Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

How Much Space Do You Need To Really Be Happy?

I’ve had one fork in my apartment since I moved in six months ago. Some may find this sad, but I find it liberating. No longer do I feel like…

Ask Men | November 6, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Lana Del Rey Is More Interested In “Intergalactic Possibilities” Than Feminism

“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept … Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. … I’m more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch “Cosmos” On Weed

Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Did You Glimpse The Blood Moon?

Did you get a chance to step outside last night/early this morning to look at the blood moon? This was the first full lunar eclipse in three years, and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

Etsy Spotlight: Let’s All Drink To Science!

In honor of Amelia’s current obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos,” this week’s Etsy Spotlight is a space-tastic galaxy print flask. Because hey, when your mind is blown by quotes like,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

In 10 Years I Hope To Live on Mars

I want to leave the planet. In particular, I’d like to live on Mars.
Is that a strange goal? It’s my job to convince people that it’s not, because if…

Huffington Post Weird News | March 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Etsy Spotlight: Wear The Universe Around Your Neck

This week’s Etsy Spotlight was a total no-brainer. My parents got me this beautiful galaxy print infinity scarf from Etsy shop ShadowplayNYC for Christmas, and I’m so obsessed with it…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

Meet Missy, The First Sex Doll In Space, an online distributor of adult products, made history when they decided to launch the first ever sex doll into space because? God, I really don’t know. But the important…

Ami Angelowicz | December 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

Renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Trolls The Movie “Gravity” On Twitter

I haven’t seen “Gravity” yet, but I’m eager to, as I love movies about space and the reviews have, for the most part, been really, really good. But one person wasn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 7, 2013 - 10:20 am

5 Reasons To See “Gravity” Right Now

I left the theatre after seeing Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” with a quietly roiling anxiety in the pit of my stomach, and a deep desire never to go to space. I’m…

Megan Reynolds | October 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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