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We’re afflicted, programmed to turn our heads and take notice of words like “Dinosaur” and “Sci-Fi Rock Opera”. MJ Hibbett, of the UK indie-rock act MJ Hibbett and the Validators, knows this and he feasted on our “weakness”, creating a unique, silly, and wonderful concept album that speculates on a world where Dinos dash back from an outer-worldly land to re-claim the earth… oh, and there are robots too. I spoke with Hibbett about a possible Dinosaur Planet live show, his ode to Alan Moore, Human/Dinosaur… “relations”, and  making nerdy music for all the right reasons.

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In Space – No One Can Hear You Flush

You never really see much about the mechanics of pooping in space in the movies, it’s all scary space monsters, ray guns, and green belly dancing women. Just look at the picture above, that’s the most expensive toilet ever created. I think I’ve had nightmares about alien probings that involved a machine like that.

Here’s a couple of videos to enlighten, educate, and enhance your Space Pooping Awareness. So the next time your enjoying your favorite episode of Firefly or Star Trek, peek into the background, is there a space toilet behind that door over there?

For the funnier side 0f Space pooping check out this YouTube Video link.

The Big Bang Theory

 

We’re literally one day away from the release of Green Lantern and they discover a nebula that’s glowing green, talk about a lucky break. The BBChas reported that the Spitzer heliocentric orbiting telescope, a.k.a. that really powerful telescope in space, has taken a photograph of this ring-shaped nebula. Now classified as RCW 120 it’s a safe bet that plenty of comic book fans are using the nickname Oa right now.

Sadly we’ll never get to see it in our lifetime as it’s way to far away and the coloring from the photograph is actually massive doses of radiation. So unless you actually have a working Green Lantern ring the best we can do is show you the picture of the nebula.

Via: Bleeding Cool

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Life in space?

NASA to Hold News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery
Science Journal Has Embargoed Details Until 11 a.m. PST On Dec. 2

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

The news conference will be held at the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E St. SW, in Washington. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.

Participants are:

  • Mary Voytek, director, Astrobiology Program, NASA Headquarters, Washington
  • Felisa Wolfe-Simon, NASA astrobiology research fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Calif.
  • Pamela Conrad, astrobiologist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Steven Benner, distinguished fellow, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution, Gainesville, Fla.
  • James Elser, professor, Arizona State University, Tempe
Life in Outer space or just Nazis on the moon?  Does this end with everyone kneeling before Zod?
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From A To Z, The Geek Alphabet

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In March, we posted an alphabet that was just pure epic and just last week, we had Wolverine teaching us the ABCs. Now, from the fine folks from Geeks are Sexy (yes, geeks can be sexy), we get there take on the alphabet. From Star Trek to technology to video games and to TV, this alphabet will surely have something to put a smile on your face. Check out the whole alphabet after the jump. Hey, at this rate, just have your kids come to our site to learn their ABCs and more likely their English will be WAYS better than my ESL ass. (more…)