Posts tagged “gravity”

  1. Sometimes I am going to cross post entries from my Tumblr. This is one such occasion. The thing about the Midwest is that is is a place millions of people call home. The Midwest is not a punch line for smug jokes about backwards places. I was born in Nebraska. I have lived most of my life in the Midwest. I have spent the past eleven years living in rural America. I have been largely…

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  2. A famous author once said, “Any sufficiently opaque science fiction narrative is indistinguishable from a Christ allegory.” (Or something along those lines.) We should expect any movie set in low earth orbit to at least consider why we don’t see any dudes with harps perched on clouds. Science fiction draws theological metaphor to it like ravenous bug aliens to abandoned space stations, but reviewers and critics tend to avoid discussing the spiritual roots of a…

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  3. Turning their attention for the moment from bewildering mice, scientists in Manchester have begun applying their rigorous methods to flinging bread on the floor, in an attempt to determine why toast behaves the way it does. Food science specialist Professor Chris Smith and his team developed a new formula that explains why the toast leaves a buttery mess on the kitchen floor, using the physics of the piece of bread in their calculations…

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