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Back in the 18th century, observing the Transit of Venus took a ridiculous amount of effort, involving ships, draft animals, wagons with wooden wheels, and telescopes made by the best optics engineer in the world. Today — say it with me — there's an app
This brief transit
| June 01, 2012
Extreme Science Fair
When I met them, Julia Crowley-Farenga and Patrick Loftus were hanging out in front of their science project, "Morphological Classification of Post-Starburst Galaxies."
Dept. of nerdery
| November 18, 2011
We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
| June 18, 2010
Of Doctor Tremendanus and the giant furry jellyfish
It was New Year’s Eve and in the belly of the Roxy nightclub, away from the teeming Bright Night crowds, there were monsters on the loose: creatures with protruding noses, googly eyes, and spindly legs.
| January 08, 2010
Evidence of white trash found on red planet
The Yankee Yard comes to Mars
| January 08, 2010
50 ways to leave 2009
We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
| January 01, 2010
2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts
Our most popular blog posts from 2009
Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
| December 18, 2009
Happy Carl Sagan Day!
Caleb P.'s Carl Sagan jack-o-lantern [via Nick Sagan's blog]In the 1980s, astronomy legend Carl Sagan achieved the impossible: he actually made science popular, thanks to...
| November 07, 2009
Music Seen: Book Of The Dead, Apocryphonic, Surreal Vision
With as many talented musicians as there are in Portland, the occasional "super-group" is inevitable.
At Geno’s | September 24
| October 02, 2009
Space hot dogs
EDITORIAL NOTE In a bad economy everyone needs more creative advertising, even the good folks at NASA, who just wrapped up their You Control the Hubble Contest.
Really out there
| April 01, 2009
The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012. On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
The end is nigh! Or not.
| March 25, 2009
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
It's appropriate that the new Puzzle Quest game should take place in space. Just like a black hole, it's impossible to resist; you wind up crushed into a subatomic particle.
Puzzle Quest drifts off course once more
| March 10, 2009
For years now, T.T. the Bear's Place has boldly addressed the problem of what to do on Monday nights, when one's brainmeats are still tender from all that weekending.
The other side of the Bear cures the Mondays
| February 03, 2009
Class of the Titans
Hypothesis: If a band perform a tribute to a parody musical act, does it create a meta-textual black hole from which no form of entertainment can escape?
| December 23, 2008
An intriguing trio
There were 196 plays submitted to Perishable Theatre, and three were chosen for the 14th International Women’s Playwriting Festival.
Perishable’s Women’s Playwriting Festival
| October 22, 2008
The good news
When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.
David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| October 08, 2008
Back to school
It’s a veritable survey of cosmic philosophies, thinly veiled as (highly entertaining) drunk talk.
Harbor Light's trolley-ride through time
| May 21, 2008
Monday, we're in love
Witnessing the Cure was like an inexplicably uplifting trip through a never-ending black hole.
The Cure, Agannis Arena, May 12, 2008
| May 19, 2008
This first film by Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng and American screenwriter Billy Shebar is an intelligent, well-acted TV-level movie.
An astonishingly unpredictable ending
| April 09, 2008
Center of the universe
Triangulations are many and charged in the Tesmans’ circle, and for newlywed Hedda Tesman, née Gabler, it is imperative to be an apex.
Mad Horse moves Hedda Gabler to the ’50s
| April 09, 2008
Signals from the solar system
Pluto may have been downgraded to a dwarf planet, but Jupiter is still respected for its size, its moons, and the regularity of its orbit.
Daniel McCusker at Tufts, Kelley Donovan at the Dance Complex
| March 18, 2008
Let’s get the important part out of the way first: Sins of a Solar Empire has the best name of any game you’ll play this year, or even this decade.
The venial Sins of a Solar Empire
| March 11, 2008
Mind Games I
The imagination knows its own way, but it sometimes needs marching orders.
Imagination A-Go-Go at Elemental
| January 29, 2008
Conceived as a spinoff from the vintage BBC kids’ show Doctor Who , Torchwood has since come into its own
BBC America’s Torchwood
| January 22, 2008
December 14, 2007
| December 12, 2007
At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
| December 10, 2007
Just as there are many universes in the world of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (published in Great Britain as Northern Lights ), so there are many movies in this New Line adaptation.
This Compass doesn't point to Pullman
| December 05, 2007
For more than a decade, Jake Trussell (a/k/a DJ C) was a central figure in Boston’s electronic-music underground.
DJ C and Area C
| November 14, 2007
Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
| November 13, 2007
Trash night. Trash night, trash night, trash night. Abfallnacht , as they probably call it in Germany.
Who knew recycling, shorter showers, and organic spinach could cause such angst?
| November 07, 2007
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