Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye

A Hump Day Geekfest – Blinding Me With Science!

What better way to finish off my Hump Day Geekfest than with a NASA video about the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope – featuring the voice of The Transformers’ ‘Optimus Prime’ no less, a new product “teaser” video from Amazon (for their new smart phone perhaps?), and an awesome “Sir Isaac Newton vs. Bill Nye” Epic Rap battle – featuring Weird Al Yankovic and a not to be missed, surprise, WWE-style show stealing visitor at the end?!?! ;)

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Sunday Science

In anticipation of tonight’s episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, I’ve been inspired to search for something “sciencey” to post. These two short videos fill the bill quite nicely I think. The first one was even inspired by a quote from Neil deGrasse Tyson! :D

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One Extraordinary Little Boy!

I saw this video on PBS last month, not long after I published my 28 Years Ago Today… post in remembrance of the Challenger disaster. I meant to go searching for it to post but somehow managed to forget. :oops: I am so grateful to George Takei for bringing it back to my attention by posting the Upworthy.com link containing it on his Facebook page! :D

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28 Years Ago Today…

I’d almost forgotten, but an article from Huff-Post Science reminded me that today is the 28th anniversary of the Challenger Disaster. I’ve provided a link to that article below, but here’s a couple of short videos I found while searching YouTube for the one in that article…

I wonder if I’ll ever be able to watch that without crying? I don’t know. Perhaps that’s why my mind is trying to forget…

At any rate, I recommend that you read Huff-Post’s Challenger Disaster Home Video Surfaces After 28 Years (EXCLUSIVE) to follow up…

1. Wringing out a soaked washcloth

Saturday With A Twist, Part 3

This is the second of three posts on tap for you today, reblogging a total of five wonderful posts from that oh so awesome Twisted Sifter blog. This, the fifth one, also has some pretty cool animated GIFs – and I’ve got a special bonus at the end as well!

But Earth Weather Is Comparatively Lame!

As terrifying and damaging as the weather here on Earth can be, it doesn’t even begin to compare with some of the weather extremes that exist on other worlds. And while weather systems on Earth are driven primarily by atmospheric heating from its relative closeness to the sun, there are mechanisms at work on the faraway gas giant planets that produce storm systems far more extreme that what we experience here on our home planet.

Tornadoes Are Cool…

Seeing how we’ve moved into the part of the year where these storms are most likely to occur, I thought you guys might like to see this fascinating video outlining our current understanding of tornadoes and the tools used to study them…