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Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night’s old smoke,...– Thomas Pynchon “Gravity’s Rainbow.” Reminds me of Hemingway in Sun Also Rises in how he evokes a hangover, only this one is cut through by the delicious smell of breakfast. I don’t even like banana pancakes very much, and yet I crave them after this passage.
I know it’s been a while, but rather than...
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It’s got the Horseface Killer, i mean, COME ON!
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scienceetfiction: digerati: Some of those still sound like science fiction. A cyborg competes against able-bodied athletes at the Olympics. NASA starts to work on a faster-than-light warp drive. Scientists enhance the intelligence of primates with a chip. Researchers create a robot with legs that can run faster than any human. The first successful commercial cargo delivery to...
As opposed to the story of the asshole in Connecticut, I turn to a not-quite-as-tragic-but-still-tragic tale whose ending people are trying to help rewrite, not in the whitewashing way, but in a just way. This man was a hero. The way his government treated him was disgraceful. ‘Fess Up.
I’ve been asked many times, what would I do if I were NASA Director. And I said,...– On the Science Times podcast, astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson makes a passionate and articulate case for space exploration and the crucial importance of citizen engagement with science. Tyson recently testified before Senate on the same subject, with equal...
What I wouldn’t give to have see this show,...
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium...– Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices, 1996. I saw part of this quotation and thought “that’s fantastic”; some judicious googling turned up both the source (hat tip to here) and more of the original thought. (via imathers)
Where they stand, Scientifically Speaking →