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Azathoth payed us a visit (maybe…)

OK, maybe it was not Azathoth who caused what happend to the Milky Way (our home galaxy, not the chocolate bar, obviously), but he is the kind of guy who would be capable of doing exactly that.What happened? Well, there is a hole in our galaxy as if something really …

Public Service Announcement: How to drink Coffee in Space

Ladies and gentlemen, I interrupt my regular ramblings to bring you this public service announcement: There is a safe and enjoyable way to drink coffee in space in a zero-g environment. If you are like me, you are a complete caffeine addict and you have often wondered how you could …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #52: #FridaysForFuture and #GeeksForFuture

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean52.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:30 — 13.5MB) | EmbedThis episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a bit more political than usual. I thought this was appropriate because: The topic is near and dear to my heart It is something that needs talking about so Fridays For …

What Makes REAL Science? – Wisecrack Edition

The lack of science education these days is appalling. You can see the result in the rise of people like Donald Trump and his swamp dwellers as well as abominations like climate change denial and flat-earthers. Luckily, there are great people like the Wisecrack crew, who are here to help …

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 …