Earth has gorgeous auroras, visible from the poles, but not all planets are so lucky. Uranus does appear however, to be a planet that surprisingly has them. Last year, a team of scientists using the Hubble telescope to peer at the distance planet to measure any sort of lights just happened to catch the auroras at just the right time.
Nina Katchadourian whiles away long plane journeys by locking herself in the lavatory and pretending to be a 15th century Dutch painting. The project began spontaneously on a flight in March 2010 and is ongoing. It’s cool and all, but someone out here REALLY HAS TO GO. Hurry it up.
Rumor has it that Google Drive, Google’s cloud storage service, will be launching next week. The cloud platform will give you 5GB free to start off with and will be available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
There have been so many Zelda games since the original Legend of Zelda game for the NES, but series creator Shigeru Miyamoto would love to revive that first Zelda game with new graphics for a new generation. Hell, they did it with Ocarina, why not the first one? I’d buy it.
Good article here highlighting the ridiculous social structure of a lot of different countries, based on color. BUT, I also think it shows just how ridiculous aesthics are getting around the world and the pressure it puts on women. I really don’t think bleaching my lady bits should be necessary.
You and I, mere mortals as we are, get a traffic ticket and either accept it or come up with some idiotic sounding excuse like “Uh, I didn’t see that stop sign” or “I didn’t know I was speeding because I was texting”. But physicist Dmitri Krioukov of the University of California San Diego wrote a god damn mathematical paper on why he shouldn’t get a traffic ticket.
After the required 72 year waiting period, the US Census released its census data from 1940 this past weekend. If you’re at all curious about what your grandparents, great aunts or uncles or parents were up to in 1940, you might be able to find something interesting.
Last year, Anders Breivik went on Norways’s worst kill-crazy rampage since the days of the Vikings, killing seventy seven people in an afternoon after setting off a bomb in the middle of Oslo before taking a boat to an island and gunning down dozens of innocent teenagers at a summer camp. Yet Breivik pled that he did what he did out of “self defense”. Obviously.