Computer virus costs man $6 million

Did you hear the one about the computer virus that was part of an Opus Dei plot? It’s no joke for a New York couple who appear to have been scammed out of $6 million after falling for the ultimate tall tale, which all began in 2004 when they took a computer to a repair […]

Retro Geek Rock: A Look Back at Moxy Früvous

These days there are more nerd rock bands than you can shake an Atari joystick at. From nerdcore to geek rock, it’s clear that the geek vibe has infiltrated the music scene as well as the movie and literary scenes. But it wasn’t always that way. When I was in high school in the mid-90s, […]

Thoughts on Going PC: A Decade-Long Mac User Makes Peace with Microsoft

My post from a few weeks ago, detailing why I’d decided to switch to a PC from a Mac, really got some of your blood boiling. While there were a few folks utterly aghast at my decision to nix the shiny world of Apple for the starker, more sterile world of Microsoft, on the whole, […]

Happy Carl Sagan Day Everyone!

Hey everyone, today is Carl Sagan Day! To celebrate his legacy at the 76th anniversary of his birth (November 9, 1934), and to increase public involvement in the excitement of astronomy and space exploration, a local coalition of science and reason-based organizations announces the SECOND ANNUAL CARL SAGAN DAY, NOV. 6 2010. [Carl Sagan Day […]

Zombie Outbreak Battle Royale [Video]

To promote their upcoming Humans vs. Zombies battle royale, students at SUNY Geneseo have released this totally epic trailer showing how the day at the event is typically spent. Check it out: [Via Gizmodo | Official Site]

Science Is Sexy: A New Discovery Might End the Era of the Common Cold

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] For longer than our fear of cancer, we have been plagued by the common cold.  Actually caused by a collection of different viruses, the common cold includes of all the classic symptoms: fever, runny nose, sore throat, and a cough.  Like any viral disease, it’s difficult to treat and […]

Halloween 2010: GAS’s Facebook Fans Costume Picture Compilation

Yesterday, when we asked our Facebook fans to send in pictures of their Halloween costumes, we never thought that so many would participate! While we simply can’t post them all (there was waaaayyyy to many for that), we can at least feature a few of the ones we liked best, just like the one above […]

Search Engines Get More Human with Blekko

Well, aside from the curious name (it sounds like what my son says when he eats something he really doesn’t like) it looks like Blekko has people talking. And talking to the tune of $24 million in funding. What on earth is Blekko? According to TechRadar, Blekko is a search engine with a radically new […]

Geeky Politics: Signs from the Rally to Restore Sanity

Even if you weren’t in Washington DC for the massive Rally to Restore Sanity, you too can experience the overwhelming sanity by having a look at some of the signs touted by reasonable yet impassioned attendees. As it turns out, there was a fairly high geek demographic, so here are a few of our favorites. […]