Category Archives: Science

Win a Copy of “Unbreakable” by W.C. Bauers – Canada and the US Only

Win a Copy of “Unbreakable” by W.C. Bauers – Canada and the US Only

One lucky American or Canadian will win a copy of Unbreakable by W.C. Bauers, courtesy of Tor. (Click here to skip down to how to enter) The synopsis reads: The colonists of the planet Montana are accustomed to being ignored. Situated in the buffer zone between two rival human empires, their world is a backwater: remote, provincial,…Continue

A Year With Chris Hadfield – Chris Hadfield Launchiversary Tribute Video

A Year With Chris Hadfield – Chris Hadfield Launchiversary Tribute Video

One year ago today, with very little fanfare outside of Canada, Chris Hadfield was strapped inside a rocket and launched into space, where he’d spend the next five months on board the I.S.S. The above video was created by the Canadian Space Agency as a way of highlighting some of Hadfield’s most memorable moments in space. I say some, because there were many.Continue

The Biggest Organism on Earth – Blue Whale? Mushroom? Giant Underground Panda? Alan Davies?

The Biggest Organism on Earth – Blue Whale? Mushroom? Giant Underground Panda? Alan Davies?

Many of you have may already be familiar with the above video: The Biggest Organism on Earth. The mention of the blue whale, immediately made me think of Poor Alan Davies, and all the times he has guessed “blue whale” on QI, only to be met with the klaxon. I was hoping to find a compilation video, consisting solely of Poor Alan Davies saying “blue whale,” followed by the klaxon. The internet failed me in that regard, but the following Alan Davies/Blue Whale video will suffice:Continue

“An Astronauts Guide To” Video Playlist

“An Astronauts Guide To” Video Playlist

Yesterday, the much anticipated An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth by astronaut superstar Col. Chris Hadfield was published. Leading up to the release, a series of “An Astronaut’s Guide To” videos were released. To coincide with yesterday’s release of the book, the final video was published. If you’ve yet to see yesterday’s video, or have missed one or all of them, I’ve created a handy-dandy playlist for your convenience.Continue

Secret of the Stars – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

Secret of the Stars – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

On February 26, 2013, the 17th installment of Symphony of Science, by melodysheep, was released. The song is a tribute to Einstein and the Theory of Relativity. It features Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene and Lisa Randall. It included footage from the following sources: – Through the Wormhole – Einstein’s Big…Continue

Ian Spector Interview

Ian Spector Interview

On Friday, December 7, 2012,  the dude who started the Chuck Norris Internet meme, and author of the Chuck Norris “Facts” books, Ian Spector (@IanJSpector) joined me live on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show at The Look 24/7 (@TheLook247). If you missed the interview, don’t worry. The interview is available below for your downloading and listening…Continue

Our Biggest Challenge (Climate Change Music Video) – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

Our Biggest Challenge (Climate Change Music Video) – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

Today, the 16th installment of Symphony of Science, by melodysheep, was released. It is a song about the causes and effects of global climate change and our opportunities to use science to offset it, featuring Bill Nye, David Attenborough, Richard Alley and Isaac Asimov. It included footage from the following sources: – Are We Changing Planet Earth? –…Continue

GeekGirlCon ‘12 Kicks Off in Seattle to Celebrate the Female Geek

GeekGirlCon ‘12 Kicks Off in Seattle to Celebrate the Female Geek

Second annual convention includes panels, special events, gaming, and more Seattle, Wash. — GeekGirlCon ‘12, the second annual convention organized by GeekGirlCon, takes place Aug. 11 and 12 in Seattle. The convention is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the contributions of women to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game…Continue

Geek Of The Week July 13, 2012

Geek Of The Week July 13, 2012

Again, this week’s Geek of the Week should be of no surprise. On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, I went to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and had an AMAZING 6-hour tour, organised by my pal, and NASA astrophysicist, Dave Batchelor (@davidabatchelor) — the dude who wrote The Science Of Star Trek, among other things. Aside…Continue

Geek Of The Week July 6, 2012

Geek Of The Week July 6, 2012

Yesterday, I went on a date to see the space shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It was a very emotional experience. It should be obvious why this date is this week’s Geek Of The Week. Cos, yeah… a date to see a SPACE SHUTTLE THAT WAS ACTUALLY IN…Continue

Geeky Pleasures Will Be On Hiatus Through July 2, 2012, Plus Periodic Days Throughout July, And August 3, 2012

Geeky Pleasures Will Be On Hiatus Through July 2, 2012, Plus Periodic Days Throughout July, And August 3, 2012

Just a little heads-up for those who are not aware. On July 1, 2012, I will be leaving Canada on a personal trip for five weeks and travelling to the Washington, DC area, returning on August 3, 2012. As a result of all the necessary preparations I have to finish over the next three days,…Continue

We Are Star Dust – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

We Are Star Dust – A New Song By Symphony Of Science

You may have already seen the following. It is another awesometastic thing that became available while I was away on staycation. If you’ve yet to see and download this awesome, I’m glad I could finally bring it to your attention. If you’ve already seen and downloaded it, I think it is safe to say, you…Continue

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