Conflict update: February 14 2017

Why are you reading this today? Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a happy day–or a depressing day, but for reasons that have nothing to do with the shitty state of the world. Well, you’re here and my wife and I couldn’t find a sitter this evening, so I guess we might as well get… Continue reading Conflict update: February 14 2017

OK, this is pretty damn cool

You know, if listening to a bunch of self-serving speeches to the UN General Assembly is your thing, I can’t blame you. Heck, Vladimir Putin is explaining about how he personally plans to make the world safe for freedom and democracy on my TV as I write this. But for my money, nothing any of… Continue reading OK, this is pretty damn cool

People managed to land a probe on a comet without destroying either the probe or the comet

This is pretty freaking cool: “This is a big step for human civilisation,” said Jean-Jacques Dordain, the director-general of the European Space Agency (Esa). Shortly after the touchdown was confirmed, Stephan Ulamec, the mission’s lander chief, said: “Philae is talking to us… we are on the comet.” The first pictures from the surface have already… Continue reading People managed to land a probe on a comet without destroying either the probe or the comet