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New Geek Destination: Klingon Cave Tours

by Nancy Atkinson July 28, 2010

Since “Star Trek: The Experience” is no longer open, here’s the next best thing. A company is getting ready to provide self-guided tours of the Jenolan Caves west of Sydney, Australia, and one of the languages soon available for the tours is Klingon. Yes, it is a fictional, completely fabricated Star Trek language, but I’m […]

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Tooth Extraction With a Rocket

by Nancy Atkinson June 15, 2010

All that needs to be said is that this is the greatest You Tube video I have ever seen. Nancy Atkinson on Google+

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Report: Two Objects Crash to Ground in Mongolia

by Nancy Atkinson February 24, 2010

Two objects reportedly crashed to the ground near Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia on Feb. 19, 2010. The first object, according to the report on the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness database, weighed 10 kg, while the second larger object weighed approximately 2 tons. Other than that, there’s not a lot of information available […]

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Amazing: Scale of the Universe

by Nancy Atkinson January 29, 2010

Via the Bad Astronomer, check out this incredible interactive Flash animation from NewGrounds that provides a scale of the Universe, from the very small (0.0000000001 yoctometers) to as large as we know, the estimated size of the Universe. Click on the image, or here to access, and after it loads, use the slider at the […]

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Why did HAL sing ‘Daisy’?

by Nicholos Wethington November 9, 2009

Okay, so this may not be important breaking news about astronomy, but it may answer a burning question posed by most people who have watched  or read “2001: A Space Odyssey”: that is, why does the computer HAL-9000 sing the song ‘Daisy Bell’ as the astronaut Dave Bowman takes him apart? Well, Stanley Kubrick and […]

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