April 13, 2017

More Possible Evidence Of Life On Other Planets

Here’s more possible evidence of life on other planets. Space news!

Figure 1: Enceladus as seen by Voyager 2, Augu...

Figure 1: Enceladus as seen by Voyager 2, August 26, 1981 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Note: the above photo isn’t the planet in question, but it’s a cool picture.)

From CNN:

NASA has new evidence that the most likely places to find life beyond Earth are Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Enceladus particularly has almost all of the key ingredients for life as we know it, researchers said.

New observations of these active ocean worlds in our solar system have been captured by two NASA missions and were presented in two separate studies in an announcement at NASA HQ in Washington.


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April 3, 2017

Kids Can’t Play Catch, Parents At Fault

English: A baseball that has been extensively used

English: A baseball that has been extensively used (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Source: They Can Hit 400-Foot Homers, but Playing Catch? That’s Tricky – The New York Times


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March 17, 2017

Beverly D’Angelo on Mutt & Stuff

The always fabulous Beverly D’Angelo will appear on Sid & Marty Krofft‘s Mutt & Stuff, Friday March 17 at 9:30am on Nickelodeon. Sid & Marty Krofft are, of course, the geniuses behind your childhood faves H.R. Pufnstuf, Land Of The Lost, and The Bugaloos. They’ve been working their way into the imaginations of a new generation with Mutt & Stuff. Today Beverly D’Angelo joins the party by playing a mermaid.

Beverly D'Angelo on Mutt & Stuff

Here’s the episode description:

Mutt & Stuff “Doggy Mermaid Island”

Tune-in Information
Friday, 9:30 am est/pst on Nickelodeon

“Doggy Mermaid Island” episode synopsis
Beverly D’Angelo make a surprise appearance as a mermaid in the premiere week finale episode for Sid & Marty Krofft’s hit preschool series, Mutt & Stuff. In the episide D’Angelo plays Coral, a mermaid who is trying to bring Pearl – a half dog, half fish who is very shy – out of his shell. The class comes to Doggy Mermaid Island to help Pearl overcome her first?day?of?school jitters.

C’mon. “Doggy Mermaid Island”? Beverly D’Angelo as a mermaid? The Krofft brothers have still got it. Check out Mutt & Stuff on Nickelodeon.



March 4, 2017

DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer

Deadpool 2 Teaser Trailer. Enjoy it, you will.

UPDATE:

Here is a link to the original YouTube post on Ryan Reynolds’ account. Just in case you want to watch without any distractions.

Fun little tidbits:

Description from Reynolds’ video: Wade and the other girls from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants plan a trip to Cabot CoveThis is funny because (a) it’s funny and (b) Reynolds’ wife Blake Lively was in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Cabot Cove is where Murder She Wrote is set. I don’t know if either of these things are the reason Reynolds posted these bits of text. I’m more certain of the first one than I am the second.

On the outside of the phone booth, there is graffiti that says “Nathan Summer Coming Soon”. That refers to Cable, a character that Wade/Ryan/Deadpool said would be in Deadpool 2 in the post-credits scene.

On the inside of the phone booth is the word “Hope”. BUT I think this probably refers to Hope Summers, a fun (if confusing) character from Marvel comics. That would be extra fun.

Basically, this lil’ video continues the fun that the first Deadpool movie started. Excelsior!



February 22, 2017

7 Earth-Sized Planets Discovered

Ohhh snap. Check out this space news (via CNN):

Size comparison of the four terrestrial planet...

Size comparison of the four terrestrial planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars and the terrestrial dwarf planet Ceres. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(NOTE: the photo above does not depict the planets in question. It’s just a cool photo of planets.)

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-like planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
This discovery outside of our solar system is rare because the planets have the winning combination of being similar in size to Earth and being all temperate, meaning they could have water on their surface and potentially support life.
The seven exoplanets were all found in tight formation around an ultracool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Estimates of their mass also indicate that they are rocky planets, rather than being gaseous like Jupiter.

“Ultracool dwarf star” is my favorite phrase of the day.

Source: CNN


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February 18, 2017

Kids Asks Google For Job, CEO Responds – Cute News

So much of the news is WTF these days, so here’s some cute news.

English: Google Logo officially released on Ma...

English: Google Logo officially released on May 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A 7-year-old kid decided she wanted to work at Google. Her dad said, “write them a letter.” She did. The CEO responded. It’s cute stuff. Hit up the link below.

Chloe Bridgewater was inspired by seeing the bean bag chairs and slides in the office.

Source: A 7-year-old wrote a letter to Google asking for a job—here’s how the CEO responded


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January 12, 2017

Complete Works of “Weird Al” – Yes Please

Weird Al Yankovic is releasing 14 albums in a variety of formats, including good ol’ fashioned vinyl. As you can see, you can get the albums in a “Squeeze Box” styled to look like Mr Y’s signature accordion. Good stuff. Video follows.

You know who else likes Weird Al, like, a lot? Lin-Manuel Miranda. The guy who wrote a little show called “Hamilton”. So we’re in good company.


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