11 New Planetary Systems Discovered


11 new planetary systems.  Sweet. I get dibs on naming them.  I want to name one after each of the Ninja Turtles.  Even if other things have been named after the artists the turtles were named after.  The solution is simple.  Have one named Leonard (Turtle), Michaelangelo (Turtle), etc. NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has […]

Mathematics Makes for Ugly Music


Two things that are completely relevant to us geekazoids: mathematics and beauty. This guy uses incredible mathematics to create pattern-free structures to create the world’s ugliest music, composed using a structure called the Golomb ruler. Another one for the age-old battle of arts vs. science: perhaps we can’t create the most beautiful music, but damn […]

Symphony of Science: The Greatest Show on Earth! – A Music Video About Evolution


A musical celebration of the wonders of biology, including evolution, natural selection, DNA, and more. Featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye. “The Greatest Show on Earth” is the 13th video in the Symphony of Science music videos series. Materials used in this video are from: Richard Dawkins’ “There is grandeur in this view […]

The “Yin-Yang” Moon


Iapetus, one of Saturn’s over 60 moons, has two faces.  One side is bright white, almost like snow, yet the other half is a dark black.  No one really knows what the dark stuff is.  However: Close inspection indicates that the dark coating typically faces the moon’s equator and is less than a meter thick. […]