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Manic Manifesto: From The Inner Mind To…The Outer Limits
Manic Rekallism   |  

Manic Manifesto UFO!

Retrospective of classic Atomic Age Science Fiction in the media detailing the two decades of the 1950s and 1960s, and the indelible impression it left on society.

By Sam C. Smith: www.facebook.com/Rekallism

“There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture…”

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Trailer For The Documentary About People Trying To Build Real Time Machines
The Movie God   |  

How to Build a Time Machine

Most of us can agree that real time travel—the use of some kind of machine or portal to go either back into the past or jump ahead to the future—is not something that’s going to happen. At least not until we learn how to dance with wormholes.

But that’s not stopping some people from trying to make actual working time machines and achieve that seemingly impossible dream of science fiction fans all over the world…and perhaps beyond.

A new documentary is being made by director Jay Cheel titled How to Build a Time Machine, and it follows two men who have devoted their lives to building time machines.

You can read a description and watch the trailer below.

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The Drill Down 322: Lab Vaginas and Space Twins
Mr. BabyMan   |  

Well, we weren't about to put up a picture of the vaginas.

This week, Google Glass opens to the public for one day, did the NSA know about Heartbleed…and exploit it?, Google invests in drones, nature docs come to the Oculus Rift, lab vaginas, space twins, and much more…

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How Heavy and Dangerous Would Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir Really Be If Made From A Star? (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Thor Hammer Mjolnir

A little over a year ago, astrophysicist and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson, said on the Twitter that if Thor’s fabled hammer Mjolnir were made of neutron star matter, the hammer would weigh as much as 300 BILLION elephants. No problem, sir. Get me two and let’s get to the curls.

It didn’t take long for a correction to deGrasse Tyson’s tweet, letting him know that the hammer was actually molded inside of a star, not made from it, and that it’s actually made of the metal Uru and, according to Marvel, weighs in at about 42 pounds.

42 pounds is nowhere near as amusing as the thought of 300 billion elephants, though, so what if Mjolnir really were made from a star? A new video has been made digging into not only how unbelievably heavy the hammer would be, but also how devastatingly deadly it would be. You can watch the video below!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ Debuts Tonight! Here’s A Sneak Peek
Empress Eve   |  

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, premieres on FOX tonight, Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 9pm ET/PT. You can check out a sneak peek video of the episode here below, which includes interview clips from Tyson as well as executive producer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy).

This first hour-long episode, titled “Standing Up in the Milky Way,” marks the launch of a new 13-part series and aims to reboot Carl Sagan’s original 1980′s series, Cosmos: A Personal Journey, for 21st century audiences.

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Craig Ferguson To Produce ‘I F-ing Love Science’ For Science Channel
Empress Eve   |  

Craig Ferguson Late Late Show

Late night talk show Craig Ferguson will executive produce I F*cking Love Science for Science Channel, according to The Wrap.

The Late Late Show host made the announcement on Saturday night via a videotaped message that was played at Science Channel’s event at South By South West (SXSW) in Austin, TX.

Science Channel posted the news to Twitter soon after the SXSW announcement.

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Portal’s GLaDOS Teams Up With NASA To Teach Nuclear Fusion vs Fission (Video)
Ryan Midnight   |  

Portal GLaDOS

The dry wit of the evil artificial intelligence GLaDOS, voiced with perfect acerbic delivery by actress Ellen McLain, is one of the high points of the Portal video game series. Now GLaDOS has found new purpose as a teaching tool via NASA to discuss the differences between nuclear fusion and fission energy, with McLain returning to provide the distinctive voice. Make no mistake about it, even though this is about learning, GLaDOS is still very much evil!

Check out the full video below.

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Watch Bill Nye The Science Guy Debate Creationist Ken Ham (Video)
Empress Eve   |  

Bill Nye The Science Guy Debates Creationist Ken Ham

Right now, there’s a debate underway between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and creationist Ken Ham, the head of the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The debate is streaming live now from the museum and you can watch it here below.

Note – you can rewind the video to watch from the beginning; also, at 8:45pm, there will be a Q&A session with the debaters.

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‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs’ Machine Prints Edible Pizza (Video)
The Movie God   |  

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Image

Back in May of last year we dove into the ever-booming world of 3D printing when it was revealed that NASA had given $125,000 to engineer Anjan Contractor to develop a machine that could actually print edible food items for astronauts to eat in space. It sounded right out of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Star Trek.

The first goal was a favorite of most people: a simple pizza. The machine would print a layer of dough that cooks as the process moves along, then mix a tomato powder with water and oil to create the sauce layer before the final layer of cheese and any protein that might be used is added.

Contractor has made some good progress since then, and a video of the food printing machine in action has been released. You can watch the video of a pizza being printed and see an image of the final product below!

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Getting The Chemistry Right On ‘Breaking Bad’ (Video)
Empress Eve   |  

Breaking Bad Image

Last night saw the series finale of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad, about a meek chemistry teacher who, after being diagnosed with cancer, goes on to become a crystal meth-making drug kingpin (well, that’s the simplified version).

During the five seasons of the show, audiences have gotten to see a lot of chemistry, but how accurate has the science been on Breaking Bad? The folks at Bytesize Science spoke to Donna Nelson, Ph.D., an organic chemistry professor who works with series creator Vince Gilligan to keep the content accurate on the show.

Watch the video here below, which was produced by the American Chemical Society, and contains clips from Breaking Bad.

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