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Mythology from the Heart of Africa – The Mwindo Epic

Several myth cycles have been featured here before, most often the Cthulhu Mythos, of course, but there have also been mentions of Norse Mythology and more recently the Epic of Gilgamesh. Now it is time for some mythology that is often, sadly, ignored by most: African mythology. The fact that …

The Expanse -Watch this #epic series!

Engaging Fanboy Mode: People, go and watch The Expanse! It has been two weeks since I opened an account with Netflix and I am already despairing! I binge-watched The Expanse, but to my dismay, it is only two seasons long so far, with another season due in 2018. But what …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #46: Elon Musk is probably Batman

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean46.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:13 — 7.5MB) | EmbedIn times like these, when the majority of billionaires use their money to bribe invest into the careers of politicians, especially if those billionaires are connected to the coal, gas, and oil industries and do not give a …

The Cassini Google Doodle

What I like about Google in the Morning (other than the smell of victory, of course), is: The company is run by geeks and nderds and therefor, they care a lot about science. This morning, when I browsed to Google, I found this wonderfull Doodle and it made me grin: …

Tatooine might be out there!

The good news on Star Wars in the real world does not cease. After one of the Mars rovers clearly spotted the Mos Eisley Cantina Band, it now also seems like a planet like Tatooine might actually exist. Tatooine famously orbits a binary star (see header image) and it was …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #43 – A chat with planetary scientist Jo Lima

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean43.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 47:07 — 43.1MB) | EmbedIn today’s episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast I have the great pleasure of chatting with one of my oldest international contacts in the Steampunk scene: Jo Lima from Portugal. Since we have known each other for quite a …

Great Changes are Coming and STEM versus STEAM is going to haunt me

Well, well, 2017… You are hardly four weeks old and from a very personal perspective, you have already had a major impact on my life. In a good way. Let me take a few steps back in time to a time before I started this blog, before I had heard …

Youtube Channel Recommendation: Isaac Arthur – Futurism at its Finest!

Something slightly different today: I would like to recommend the Youtube channel of Isaac Arthur to you. It concerns itself with various aspects of futurism, tackling everything from technological utopias, eco-friendly archologies and transhumanism to interstellar colonization and megastructures. All videos cover their respective subject in depth and carry lots …

John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95. Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement: …