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Opportunity – It was supposed to be 90 days

Opportunity has ceased to function, I hope one day school children will take trips to the place the rover rests and find it really boring despite the historic significance of the mission. This is NASA’s official statement: And this is my nerdy tribute:  

The Sounds of Mars

I just leave this here. News from Mars. The glory of it all! This is where human ingenuity and knowledge and simply doing science gets you. We can reach for the stars. OK, we are most often visiting neighbouring planets at the moment but it is a start! Header image …

Ad Astra, Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, rock star scientist and one of the brightest minds of the present has passed on. He was 76 years old. Considering that his doctor gave him two years to live, due to his disease, 50 years ago, this is actually cause for celebration. Mr Hawking, Sir, you led …

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 …