Discovery of most recent supernova in our galaxy

We usually see supernovas only in other galaxies. Statistically they should occur about 3 times in every century in the Milky Way, too. But they are often very far away and hidden by dust, so only X-ray and radio telescopes can “see” them. This one turns out to have just happened.    

Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics

Invasion of the transformer snatchers.  

This explains everything

Next time you can’t understand what the hell tech support is trying to tell you, remember this.

Electronics’ ‘missing link’ found

A new device called a memristor “remembers” whether it’s on or off whether or not it has power…  

Moondust and duct tape

Backyard garage mechanics have a place on the heavenly bodies.

Dolphin rescues whales

Compassion amongst animals.  

May the Force Be With You – whatever it is

NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes

The meaning of “object-oriented programming” according to Hoyle. Well, Kay.

The definitive answer, from the guy who invented it: Dr. Alan Kay.

Unix beach babes

My kind of girl. Ping!

Geek wedding cakes

Oh, Lord. Must we?

First aid on a page

heal thyself…

Astronomers find enormous hole in the universe

Oops. Somebody tore something.

“The Wonderful”: a new kind of star

It’s a star. It’s a comet. It’s a 30,000-year-old supernova shedding itself all over the place.

How to survive in a sinking car

Another reason to wear that damn seat belt. Also, carry this on your keyring.

Safest seats in a plane crash

Obviously, it’s all a plot to kill off the 1% in first class.

Nine brain quirks you didn’t realize you had

Your brain is not a machine. It’s an eccentric neighbor who’s constantly muttering under his breath.

Armada of 29,000 plastic yellow ducks

Beware the new Chinese navy.

Why the DMCA is so bad

According to the IEEE, “Copyright is being turned from a limited-term incentive designed to encourage creative artists to a broadly scoped transfer of wealth from the public to the private realm. ” IEEE Spectrum- Death by DMCA

Meditation found to increase brain size

People who meditate grow bigger brains than those who don’t.

Math will rock your world

Partnerships between mathematicians and computer scientists are bulling into whole new domains of business and imposing the efficiencies of math.