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For some reason, this afternoon, I took a nap and now everything in my head won't quit gel. That's a bit of a shame, since I'd made sure I had time tonight to work out the end of Below, before I start tweaking, shifting, and...

The image shows most of the cloud associated with the Rosette nebula, located about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn. The region contains a family of growing stars, with the oldest and most massive members in the center of the nebula,...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also described as the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean. Although many scientists suggest that the patch extends over a very wide area, with estimates ranging from an area the...

I've recently begun re-reading books I own, which in itself may not be any kind of statement worth a blog post, but it's my blog, and I have never really been a big person for going back over stuff I've already read. Just one of those...

I watched the video Collateral Murder, the release from Wikileaks that shows two journalists (and about eight others) being shot and killed by American soldiers in Apache helicopters. After being shot, a van arrives to help one of the surviving journalists, and the men helping...

I am quite drawn to the Catholic Church scandal, taking a huge amount of pleasure out of it. Perhaps it doesn't make me the best person, but I have long held the belief that the Pope, and the little force of Cardinals that surround him,...

One of my students told me that she was media fasting over Easter. Cynically, I said to her, "Well, you know, Jesus without his mobile was only half a man." Apparently, general idea of media fasting is that there's an information overload in the everyday life...