25% Percent Of Americans Don't Know the Earth Orbits the Sun

This is not a joke! A survey conducted by the National Science Foundation has revealed that only one out of every four Americans did not know that the earth orbits the sun. Is it me? Is it you? Is it someone we know? Should we be out in the street screaming this news at the top of our lungs, educating others about the… » 2/15/14 1:37pm 2/15/14 1:37pm

Giant Fireball in the Sky Was Totally No Big Deal

On a daily basis, most of us allow ourselves to live with the delusion that the Earth is a generally safe and predictable place, but every once in a while something happens which makes it impossible to ignore that this planet is a deeply fucked up and scary deathtrap. The latest evidence? A gigantic fireball that… » 4/25/12 11:55pm 4/25/12 11:55pm

Man Uses Google Earth to Find His Long Lost Mother

As annoying as Google may sometimes be—yes, I mentioned my dog snoring in an email, but that does not mean all of the ads I see for the next three years should assume I have sleep apnea!—there are many things it's given us that are extremely cool. One of those things is Google Earth, which is awesome in its own right… » 4/15/12 11:55pm 4/15/12 11:55pm