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Pebble Watch Sells Out – Kickstarter’s Big Success

Pebble Watch Sells Out – Kickstarter’s Big Success

When their Kickstarter campaign first kicked off, for about $100, one could get a watch when manufacturing started. Within just a few short hours, Pebble had exceeded its goal of $100,000 and within just a few days breezed past $2 million.

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SpaceX is Forced to Delay Yet Again

SpaceX is Forced to Delay Yet Again

This flight has been delayed many times within the last year or so, and this is the second time it has been delayed just within the last month. SpaceX has claimed that they want to make sure they do their due diligence before the launch happens.

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Tribes: Ascend Offers The Top Free-To-Play Experience Available

Tribes: Ascend Offers The Top Free-To-Play Experience Available

Tribes: Ascend is a step above other free-to-play options currently available. It breaks the mold in nearly every area and ascends above other titles for that reason.

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The New Companion

The New Companion

Stephen Moffat recently announced that Jennifer-Louise Coleman of “Emmerdale” and “Waterloo Road” will replace Gillan as the new companion on Doctor Who.

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NASA Looks to Solar Satellites as Earth’s Next Source of Energy

NASA Looks to Solar Satellites as Earth’s Next Source of Energy

Availability of power has become a concern in recent years as renewable sources of energy run dry. NASA has come up with a new idea about how to make solar power from space practical.

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15 Hardest Computer Games of All Time

15 Hardest Computer Games of All Time

Computer games are supposed to be challenging. If they were easy, then there really wouldn’t be any point in playing them. The incentive for us to go out and spend our hard earned money is not lost on the difficulty of some of the most popular offerings out there. We are driven by the desire […]

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A Guide to the Gamers Universe

A Guide to the Gamers Universe

With all of the technological advancements in ‘our world’, the ‘gaming world’ has just gotten literal. With those sleep deprived contact wearing gaming developers creating more and more ideas.

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Ghost Rider’s Failure is More Evidence of Cage’s Shortcomings

Ghost Rider’s Failure is More Evidence of Cage’s Shortcomings

Sadly, it remains to be seen whether Nicolas Cage can turn his life and career around. He used to receive rave reviews for his performances in various films. Now he is typically lambasted by fans and critics alike.

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The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man

The words reboot and re-imagining are among the most hated in a purist’s vocabulary. When Marvel announced plans to reboot the Spider-Man film franchise with a new creative team and a new cast, fans instantly took to the Internet in droves to voice their displeasure.

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Women of Sci-Fi: Natasha Henstridge

Women of Sci-Fi: Natasha Henstridge

Natasha Henstridge is tall, blonde and beautiful. She is also best known for her portrayal of Sil, an alien-human hybrid with a deadly instinct to breed. As a captivating alien, she left a trail of dead lovers who fell for her lethal charms.

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The Future of Intelligent Technology

The Future of Intelligent Technology

Technology keeps getting better and better, not simply at a steady rate, but exponentially. With any exponential increase, there are really only two possibilities: it will either level off, or explode. That explosion could result in the destruction of everything we know, for worse, or (depending on your point of view) for better. Futurists such […]

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Defending Science Fiction

Defending Science Fiction

One of the most common misconceptions is that Sci-Fi is for children. While the genre is peppered with phasers and space ships, underneath it all lies so much more, allowing the reader to ponder “What if?”

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Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

Why Do Superheroes Insist on Fighting in Their Underwear?

In the dangerous world of super-crime, the super-hero trend has been to avoid the use of protective gear altogether and simply strip down to the bare minimum.

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Naughty Dog Announces the PS3′s Limitations and The Last of Us

Naughty Dog Announces the PS3′s Limitations and The Last of Us

Naughty Dog, the developers of Crash Bandicoot and the Uncharted series, recently shocked the gaming world by announcing that the PS3 is not capable of running a fourth game in the Uncharted series. Due to this announcement, industry fans and experts are now speculating even more wildly over the specs of the upcoming Playstation 4 […]

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What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

What Will Become of Ender’s Game When it’s Shoved on the Big Screen?

It would truly be a shame if anyone ruined what could be considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of the modern era.

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Will There Ever be a Movie Based on the Legend of Zelda?

Will There Ever be a Movie Based on the Legend of Zelda?

The original Legend of Zelda was the fourth best selling game of the NES platform, and Spike TV has decided to grant the title its inaugural Video Game Hall of Fame award. The series has been adapted as a number of manga volumes that were not only endorsed by Nintendo, but also reportedly commissioned by […]

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Star Wars Boardgames

Star Wars Boardgames

Star Wars has entered the hearts and homes of fans everywhere. Game manufacturers have tapped into the popular sci-fi franchise and now lucky followers of George Lucas’ creation can buy detailed and inventive board games built with the Star Wars theme. Star Wars Monopoly Monopoly has been recreated numerous times and has included several Star […]

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The Future of Technology

The Future of Technology

We technophiles often have a tough time keeping up with the ever evolving world of technology. There are only so many magazines that one can subscribe to, only so many websites that one can bookmark and only so much time in the day to try to keep up with it all. For those of us […]

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3 Awesome Lego Movie Tie-Ins for a Geek

3 Awesome Lego Movie Tie-Ins for a Geek

Lego is not just a company that produces interlocking blocks anymore, oh no. The Danish toy brick business has come a long way and there isn’t a kid on the planet that hasn’t revelled in the joy of construction Lego offers. It is fair to say though that a significant proportion of these said kids […]

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Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

Become a Nerd with Geeky Glasses

There is nothing more fashionable that an over-sized pair of geeky glasses.  Who would have thought that being a nerd would be cool?  Well the time has finally come. The geeky prescription glasses craze is hitting the world by storm.  Some people are even purchasing non-prescription glasses simply for vanity, to cash in on the geeky look. […]

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How To Get More Traffic To Your Blog

How To Get More Traffic To Your Blog

Every geek needs a presence on the internet and blogs are one of the easiest and most basic ways to create a website. If however, you have a blog that isn’t getting the best traffic, there are a few things you can do to get those site visits up. Here are a few elementary suggestions […]

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Brian Cox is Carl Sagan

Brian Cox is Carl Sagan

Every so often I visit my girl friend in Tampa, and during my visits it is common practice for us to sit down and enjoy a night of watching Discovery Science. Don’t ask me how I found a dame as interested in Quantum Physics and parallel universes as I am; I still haven’t figured it […]

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What Do Nerds Like?

What Do Nerds Like?

I recently checked my Google Analytics visitor logs to see what people are searching for when they come across the site. Surprisingly, there are some very weird things that people are looking for. That is for another post though.  One thing that comes up quite often (could be the site title, huh?) is a list […]

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Holiday Pranks: The Ding-Dong Ditch and Meatloaf Pie

Holiday Pranks: The Ding-Dong Ditch and Meatloaf Pie

Wondering how to make this holiday season more memorable than the last? Here are two holiday pranks you can pull that will not only entertain you, but bring a smile to your friends and family. Why not try mixing up your holiday celebrations this year with a few clever pranks? To make your holiday happenings […]

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Old School Video Games: Unforgiving

Old School Video Games: Unforgiving

I was recently going back through my old video game systems, checking in on some of my favorites from way back in the day. The original Zelda, Super Mario Brothers, Mega Man – the classics on which the current video game craze was built. After dusting off the controllers, slotting the old cartridges and sitting […]

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Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

Taking an ‘80s Trip Down Technology Lane

After a few relatively slow decades, technology started to advance more quickly and consumers were able to take advantage of this progress. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and reflect on some of the innovations and gadgets that were popular during the era of big hair. Commodore 64 You could say the ‘80s was […]

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3 Clever Excuses to Get Out of Class

3 Clever Excuses to Get Out of Class

It’s one of those mornings. You wake up and there is just no way you can drag yourself out of bed to go to class. Your head is killing you from getting only two hours of sleep, none of your homework is done, and you’re pretty sure there are small creatures living in your laundry […]

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What Are The Latest Discoveries Being Made About Early Humans?

What Are The Latest Discoveries Being Made About Early Humans?

One aspect of science which has fascinated humans for much of our existence is the history of our ancestors. With new theories and discoveries being made in this field all the time, it can be hard to keep up with the scientific debate. So what new discoveries have been made? And what are we yet […]

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Geekly Gourmet: Three-Ingredient Recipes for Guys

Geekly Gourmet: Three-Ingredient Recipes for Guys

Tired of downing Dew and munching on pre-packaged, over-processed substances labeled ‘food’? Knowing that good nutrition is essential for proper brain function, geeks need to eat well to fuel the machine. Here are a few simple, three-ingredient recipes to make for the next CoD or WoW session. Deviously Delightful Dip You will need, for one […]

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New Trend In Dentistry: The Robot Will See You Now

New Trend In Dentistry: The Robot Will See You Now

Dentistry is definitely an evolving science. New technologies are enhancing everything from routine cleanings and oral examinations to diagnosis and restorations. If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, you’re in for a (mostly) pleasant surprise. The rough scraping and cleaning you may remember from days gone by has been replaced with ultrasonic cleaners […]

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How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

How to Be the Most Annoying Student EVER!

There’s always THAT guy in the classroom. The one with the snide remarks or the one who sits in the back not paying attention at all. If you are interested about how students can be so annoying sometimes, check this out. These are the best ways to be that annoying student who your professors love […]

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The World’s 5 Nerdiest Pastimes

The World’s 5 Nerdiest Pastimes

You may have noticed the full global financial collapse that is suddenly occurring. As well as the good chance we will all soon be living in a Mad Max style anarcho-netherworld, you might also be searching for some cheap, easy distractions. How about a hobby to take your mind off things? There are a myriad […]

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How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

How Far Are We From Achieving These Scientific Milestones?

Science has brought us incredible advancement. We rely on science in some form for much of our everyday lives. Every time we turn on a light, take a painkiller, or use a washing machine, we’re using the fruits of past scientific discoveries. By its nature, science is ever-changing. There are many, many scientific discoveries yet […]

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Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

Space is Still Florida’s Final Frontier

July’s “last” NASA shuttle launch may have been the end of an era, but it isn’t the end of Florida’s heart for space exploration. Would-be space loving travellers should not fret.  I still remember my first trip to Florida in the early ‘90s. A school trip took me and about twenty other students from Canada […]

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Top 5 Arcade Game Babes

Top 5 Arcade Game Babes

Gaming babes sure have changed since the early days of stand-up arcade machines. Where once we could rely on a pixel or two to create a healthy cleavage, these days, one sexy pair of lips is made up of thousands of colors and even more pixels than you can shake a giant, unwieldy joystick at. […]

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Getting Back Into Comics

Getting Back Into Comics

Over the years, you’ve given up a lot of things. Cartoon character underwear, chocolate milk, comic books. Now that you’re a sophisticated adult, you realize that things were better back when you had those things. Maybe it’s time to give comic books a second chance. Go Digital You can get comics delivered right to your […]

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What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

What New Dictionary Words Tell Us About How Much We Suck

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary is turning 100 years old and to celebrate they added 400 new words. For those of you who were smarter than to study etymology (study of words), semantics (study of meaning) or lexicography (the study of dictionaries) and thus don’t know, this is kind of a big deal. The new […]

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World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

World War Z Shuffles Away From Being True to the Novel

World War Z is not your traditional zombie story. Max Brooks managed to create a real and vibrant world where zombie hordes took humanity by surprise in blood and gore and fear. The book is a collection of interviews from a United Nations worker taken after the rise of the zombies and the slow defeat […]

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Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

Ph. D. Candidate Eschew Mirrors, Raises Eyebrows

  Kjerstin Gruys is attempting to avoid her own image for a year, including mirrors and reflective surfaces. She explained that, after successfully shopping for her wedding dress, she”was getting really, really sick of staring at myself in the mirror. In those moments I felt like the worst version of myself–insecure, indecisive, vain.” She will […]

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Toy Line Nirvanna

Toy Line Nirvanna

You can ask any geek when they gave up action figures and they’ll almost always give you a heartbreaking tale of selling off their precious He-Man collection to pay for books at college, or of some bitchy step-mom dumping a ton of Star Wars figs, including Boba Fett, at a garage sale. Well, the joke’s […]

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Georgetown Basketball Brawl in China

Georgetown Basketball Brawl in China

Full-scale brawl breaks out at the Georgetown University vs the Bayi Rockets game in China. Real classy.  

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Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

Nerdy or Just Lazy? Three Technologies That Push the Envelope on Sloth

In today’s tech-crazy world, all kinds of things that were originally more complicated can be accomplished with a few clicks of the mouse or tapped out on touch-pad. Forget buying envelopes, stamps, and waiting weeks for a reply- an email, text, or instant message will suffice. Gone are the days of searching for a payphone […]

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The Strangest Video Games Ever Created

The Strangest Video Games Ever Created

Video Games have been a part of our culture for the past 30 or so years. From Atari to Xbox we have come along way and had a lot of fun doing it. Many of us have experienced every type of video game you can think of, or so we thought. Here is by far […]

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You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You Know You’re a Techno-Geek When…

You get kidded all the time: Your friends tease you. Your family ridicules you, and you still think they’re all just jealous. Your state of denial is so encompassing, that you were awarded its own zip code, but still you resist admitting it, for its intensely personal. But how do you know you’re not just […]

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The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

The Dark Knight Rises in Pittsburgh… Wait, Why Pittsburgh?

With filming complete in India, The Dark Knight Rises has descended on Pittsburgh. While Batman Begins and The Dark Knight were filmed in Chicago, the latest installation is being filmed in various locations in and around Pittsburgh. While The ‘Burgh has a reputation for excellence in football and hockey and is also noted for both […]

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Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

Red Lake Freaks Out the Unlearned: Nerds Point and Laugh

  The front page of MSN today links to an article stating that the OC Fisher Reservoir has turned, as they call it, ‘blood red’. Located in western Texas in San Angelo State Park, the reservoir was once home to a well-stocked population of bass and was a prized spot for anglers, hikers, and bird […]

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Gluttony is Not a Sport

Gluttony is Not a Sport

The ability of one man to scarf down 62 hot dogs in ten minutes is somehow front-page news according to Yahoo. As a paragon of geek culture, I simply can’t fathom why this dubious achievement is worthy of news, let alone the front page. Not only is this dangerous and wasteful, it’s disgusting. To make […]

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Transformers Blows Up Box Office: Reactions Mixed

Transformers Blows Up Box Office: Reactions Mixed

  Transformers: Dark of the Moon (and oh how that title screams for another noun, like SIDE) has raked in $97.4 million dollars, making it the top-grossing opening weekend in film this year. Some fans are blowing up the ‘net, raving about the awesome graphics and 3D shooting techniques. However, critics and a boatload of […]

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Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

Supporters Save Series, But Could They Back One?

The Nielsen ratings are not always the infallible statistics critics and pundits would have us believe. In fact, there are a veritable truckload of shows that have been saved by a loyal fan base expressing their outrage at an undeserved cancellation. When pleading, threatening, sending postcards, and spamming the network’s contact email doesn’t work, fans […]

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Asteroid Coming Close on Monday

Asteroid Coming Close on Monday

Only discovered on June 22nd, an asteroid the size of a house (estimates are from 10 to 50 yards in diameter) will come within 7,630 miles from Earth’s surface on Monday, June 27th at 17:00 UCT (noon in the centeral U.S.). For reference the moon is 200,000 miles away from the Earth. Kudos to LINEAR […]

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Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

Make Your Own Backyard Listening Station

Humans have long questioned whether or not the Earth is home to the only intelligent life in the universe. As technology has advanced, more people have become interested in searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, creating a field known as “SETI.” SETI is an acronym that stands for the “Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence,” and professional astronomers and […]

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Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Geek Health: The Three Most Terrifying Diseases You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

While the jocks of the world may be freaked out by the loss of body control associated with Huntingdon’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Parkinson’s Disease, those who value their intellect have other fears lurking in the recesses of their superior minds. Dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease. Amnesia. All waiting to attack without warning! Scared yet? […]

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Google + Facebook = Doom

Google + Facebook = Doom

Google and Facebook are both among the most potentially evil corporations imaginable. If they’re not releasing your private information with ‘accidental’ security breeches, they’re picking and choosing what information they think you should know. Can you imagine if the two joined forces? What a nightmare! Here are my predictions for the horrors that would befall […]

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The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

The Three Most Embarrassing Moments of Star Trek TV

As a life-long fan of all thing Trek, I’m sure I’m not alone in being nonplussed, outraged, or simply stupefied by some of the dubious decisions made for the shows. Casting, opening themes, and even some of the plot elements have caused me great pause over the course of five television series. My peeves concerning […]

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SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

SETI Allows You to Help Search for Aliens

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Dr. Carl Sagan The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has plagued humanity for ages. With the advance of science and space exploration, the possibility of finding life occurring elsewhere in the universe is becoming more and more likely. However, the gulf […]

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Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

Ten Signs You Are a CoD: Black Ops Addict

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter game wherein multiple users can band together and blow one another away over and over again in a series of interactive environments. With several different modes, a plethora of weapons, and a seemingly-endless amount of other players to take on, Black Ops can become quite an […]

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Geekly Gourmet: Sustenance for the Cerebral Soul

Geekly Gourmet: Sustenance for the Cerebral Soul

When intellect is your most prized attribute, keeping it sharp is one of your number one priorities. Knowing what to eat to keep your brain humming along at peak efficiency can be tough. Energy drinks, meal replacement bars, and protein shakes have all been known to make wild claims of increasing mental alertness and stamina. […]

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Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

Women of Sci-Fi Spotlight: Jennifer Connelly

Now 40, Jennifer Connelly has been working for thirty years. A polyglot who is fluent in French, Italian, and English, she has excelled in virtually every arena she has tried. A successful child model, she segued seamlessly into acting before taking up humanitarian causes with Amnesty International. A mother twice, she is currently expecting her […]

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We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

We Are Going to Need More Bruce Willis!

Discovered on December 28, 2005, the asteroid 2005 YU55 made its first pass of the Earth on April 19th. Passing within 1.5 million miles of Earth, which is roughly six times the difference between us and the moon, the asteroid then continued on its trip around the sun. While this asteroid has been deemed harmless, […]

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Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

Sci-Fi Retro: DS9 Series Finale Revisited

June 2nd will mark the 12-year anniversary since the series finale of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Having recently re-watched all seven seasons in sequential order over the last few months, primarily while working at my computer, I am left with quite a mixed reaction to the series finale. Whether you think the Bajorans were […]

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