Categories: News, Politics, Science


September 26th, 2008
My alarm clock is a clock radio tuned to NPR. Some mornings, it takes a few minutes to wake up, with the news playing in the background of some rather odd dreams. Today I learned that few things catapult you out of sleep faster than hearing "You… more »

Dear astronomers:

September 22nd, 2008
Please take a break from making the universe seem bigger and cooler than it already is. It's getting tough to keep up. WASHINGTON -- NASA's Swift satellite has found the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast, designated GRB 080913, ar… more »

The reign in Spain is unknown to McCain

September 18th, 2008
Two choices, both bad... Either McCain forgot/didn't know who Zapatero is, or he was just being a dick. Which reminds me of something that happened to me this week... While at the gym, I tend to watch the CNN news crawl. Which is usually not t… more »

The universe is beautiful and freakin' terrifying

September 11th, 2008
Brightest gamma-ray burst was aimed at Earth The blast, dubbed GRB 080319B, came from 7.5 billion light years away, more than halfway across the universe. Despite the immense distance, it would have been visible with the naked eye at dark sites on… more »

Free political advice

September 5th, 2008
(And worth every penny, too!) I don't understand why this presidential race is even close. If Bush is in the 20-30% approval range, then shouldn't that mean that only 20-30% of voters are going to vote for McCain? It struck me (and I suppose it's… more »