If you’re like most people, it’s possible that you are slightly afraid of contracting the H1N1 (Swine) Flu, thanks to all the mediatic fear mongering currently being spread around. In any cases, just like regular flu, some simple precautions can be taken so that you lower the risk of getting the virus, and the following [...]
A team of seven former rivals has won a three-year contest to improve Netflix’s recommendation system. They pipped another team to the million dollar prize by just twenty minutes. The contest involved the system the movie rental firm uses to predict which films a particular customer might like, based on how they’ve rated previous titles. [...]
If you use discreet in-ear headphones on your travels, you probably know the following scene all too well: Somebody comes up and starts talking to you, or you need to talk to a bus driver to sort out your fare, and as you pull your headphones out, you’re left with the choice of rifling through [...]
By Natania Barron Contributing Writer, [GAS] I have a theory. I believe it is impossible to remain sad in the presence of a ukulele. There have been moments in my life where despair has crept in, and in spite of efforts to the contrary, very little has managed to scatter those dark clouds. Except my [...]
Part of me knows that “Glee” is an attempt by the Fox Network to tap into the High School Musical craze brought forth by Disney a few years ago. Part of me is resistant to such a marketing ploy. But the other part of me, the one who once dreamed of singing “On My Own” [...]
Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States. The Force is strong in this one. This was taken during a photo op to promote Chicago for the 2016 Olympics. You can see Photoshop treatments in the comments at Gawker and at Buzzfeed. And everywhere else on the ‘net soon!
Literary geeks, rejoice! They’ve made a film about John Keats. I’m a Romantic poetry fangirl, I totally admit it. As a young English geek (and later, English major geek) I came across the Romantics in high school, and up until that point I had never read anything so profound. The language was so beautiful, the [...]
American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is not only a brilliant orator, he’s among the funniest scientific personalities I’ve heard. In the following video, he gives his reasons why Titanic is one of the worst science movie of all time. The video will automatically start at 26m12s and the part you need to watch lasts for [...]
So, where were YOU when the Death Star fell?
Performed by They Might Be Giants and directed by Feel Good Anyway, this animated, upbeat ode to the periodic table of elements and how they form our world, appears on the new TMBG kids’ album “Here Comes Science.”
By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I had the geeky joy of spending last weekend at Dragon*Con in Atlanta. It’s known for being one of the best cons for costumes, probably because it’s so broad – everything from the traditional Klingons to the crazygothpunk to the increasingly trendy steampunk (and of course, obligatory Stormtroopers). I’m [...]