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Science of Anime: Ludicrous Size

As I’ve said before, some anime like to have things so big that the square/cube law says they shouldn’t be able to support their own weight. 551 more words


It's All About the Numbers - 43 is Prime

I’ve now been 44 for a few days and I quite like it. For most a birthday is a reminder that we are aging and that you can’t turn back time, we often look back on our former years and think about what we might have done. 609 more words

P is for Pluto

I know, I know, I’m way behind on my A to Z posts. Life hit me hard in April but I’m doing my best. I have very much enjoyed writing these and so, even though I will finish pretty late, I will finish them. 1,619 more words


Wine, cheese, bread, what else?

The three things that define France more than anything else, it is certain that this is a culture surrounded by the art of food. Everything from what is, to how it is prepared, to how it is presented. 538 more words


Naming Pluto

Update 2015/04/14! The voting is extended to April 24th. Here’s your chance!

Pluto – 113 days and counting as of 2015/03/23. The New Horizons spacecraft flies close by Pluto this July 14th—the first encounter in history and probably the last in your lifetime. 600 more words


I is for the International Astronomical Union

Have you ever wondered who gets to decide what or how to name a star? Or who names the craters and mountains on other planets? Who is in charge of defining all the astronomical constants. 708 more words


What Will We Name the Features on Pluto? You Decide.

This July the New Horizons spacecraft will perform its long-awaited flyby through the Pluto system, capturing unprecedented data and images of the distant icy planet and its companion satellites Charon, Nix, Hydra, Kerberos, and Styx. 400 more words