Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 1

Try, for a moment, to imagine the most ridiculously awesome thing possible. Imagine a unicorn composed of woven rainbows and cotton candy with hooves of chiming silver bells and a goofy, horsey smile. Imagine this unicorn galloping across a sky made of pie and pudding and baby giggles while Eric Prydz’s Call On Me remix plays in ...

Denver Metro science fair

I spent most of my day yesterday at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science as a judge for the Denver Metro Science and Engineering Fair. I thought the Denver Public School science fair was going to leave me feeling more confident, but I was wrong. The environment was just very different. At the DPS ...

My first science fair

As a judge, at least. I know I did at least one science fair when I was in elementary school, which involved an extremely lame experiment that had to do with getting mold to grow on bread. I wasn’t all that excited about it. Now I can look back on my lack of enthusiasm as ...

Quite possibly the greatest thing you will ever watch

I apologize for the terribly late post. Today was utterly atrocious; I set my alarm to the wrong time, and just in case I somehow could have teleported myself to the bus stop in the necessary ten minutes it would have taken before my normal bus showed up, it was snowing. A light snow. A ...

A Klingon Christmas Carol 1

Seriously. Why can’t this be playing in Colorado? Curse you, Minnesota!!!! “Klingons wouldn’t care if Scrooge wasn’t charitable and nice,” added Kidder. The tale, as it is told in the translated version is that of a Klingon who has no courage, nor honor: two virtues of Klingon society. “The spirits that visit Scrooge are all ...

Will Phillips Is My Hero

You may not have heard about Will Phillips until now. I hadn’t either; this morning I was going through the Friendly Atheist RSS feed and saw this post that links to several video clips about him. Will won’t stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance because: “I’ve always tried to analyze things because I want ...

Cloudy with a chance of rhyolite.

A Planet Where It “Rains” Rocks Perhaps because they were cooked off, COROT-7b’s atmosphere has none of the volatile elements or compounds that make up Earth’s atmosphere, such as water, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. “The only atmosphere this object has is produced from vapor arising from hot molten silicates in a lava lake or lava ...

Here Comes Science!

I’ll admit it; I actually haven’t listened to They might Be Giants in quite a long time, probably not since high school. I originally got turned on to their music because I watched Tiny Toon Adventures (and I am not ashamed!) and there was an episode of it that was just animated music videos to ...

Spiderbots!

From the Department of That Is Some Awesome Technology You’ve Got There: Scientists invent ’spiderbots’ that talk amongst themselves inside active volcano. I think this is some pretty exciting stuff, and I’m glad to see that NASA is working on it. Basically, they’re developing robots to form a self-healing network for sensing seismic data. The ...