[Special Comic Con Coverage provided by Mike Templeton, for those of you who aren’t able to make it out this year, or have never been able to take part. This is a breakdown of the first day of the San Diego Comic Con 2010.] Getting Started The day began by camping out in line for […]
And we thought the iPad was cheap(ish) at $499! Well, the Guardian and the Associated Press are both reporting that India has produced a prototype of a $35 tablet laptop which, the country hopes, could eventually go as low as $10. They plan to get the device on the market by 2011. Of course, it […]
Archaeologists have discovered a wooden monument near Stonehenge which appears to resemble the original. While this won’t be the most famous Stonehenge-inspired structure (that was a polystyrene reproduction in a 1:12 scale), it has been described by the dig’s leader as the first major ceremonial monument discovered in the past half-century. Vince Gaffney of the […]
From Black Holes to Blood Suckers I couldn’t help but notice some trends in yesterday’s post about black holes in our geek lives. Not only did we see some interesting omissions in people’s geeky educations, but there were also quite a few confessions. (Really, people, not reading The Lord of the Rings? And you call […]
So, it’s no secret that geek culture, in many ways, is bolstered around the concept of cred. Geek cred. You know what I mean. You don’t sit down at an RPG table for the first time with a new group without mentioning your experience playing various editions and classes. You don’t go to a Jonathan […]
The History of Nikola Tesla – a Short Story was created in honor of Tesla’s 154th birthday. The whole thing was written, voiced, animated, drawn, and completed by vimeo user Jeremiah Warren in under 36 hours. Enjoy!
By Mark Edlitz, Jedi Junkies Guest Blogger George Lucas once famously told Carrie Fisher “there is no underwear in outer space.” The implication is that there is no need for underwear because men, women, aliens, Wookies and Womp Rats alike presumably don’t have genitalia that needs covering. As we all know from our biology classes […]
At TEDGlobal 2010, author Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.
Among the wit and wisdom of Homer Simpson is the dismissive comment that “You can prove anything with facts.” But now it appears that for once, Homer was wrong. A paper from academics at the University of Michigan and Georgia State University argues that not only can facts sometimes fail to correct misconceptions, but in […]
Well folks, it looks like yesterday was National French Fries Day. How could we miss such a thing? So to celebrate the event, even if we’re a bit late, here’s a french fries decision tree. Now the next time you feel the urge to eat fries, get the chart out, and it’ll help you pick […]
Since being released in 1977, Star Wars has remained one of the most influential sci-fi films of all time. It has spawned three prequels, two sequels, TV and Internet-based fan films, books, and countless toys. Despite the vast amount of information available online about the famous franchise, there still might be some things about Star […]