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Habibi

07Nov12

I must be upfront and admit that I have only, in the past year or so, started reading graphic novels. It wasn’t that they weren’t on my radar, and how could they not be, with the commercial success of the film adaptation of V for Vendetta, 300, Sin City,  and Watchman (well that last one is debatable, and I’ve read […]


Today is one of my all time favorite days of the year, this year I went as the Bride of Frankenstein from the iconic 1935 film staring Boris Karloff and the gorgeous Elsa Lanchester. It was pretty awesome, if I do say do myself. I would be remised if I didn’t mention this juicy (and potentially terrifying) piece of news. […]


The trailer for Iron Man 3 premiered today, and I have to say, from frame one it already feels like it has exceeded the first two films. This initial trailer looks amazing and very grim. Tony seems to be coming to head with his mortality, which has definitely quieted his once-cocky and self assured demeanor. His nemesis this […]


The debate season is in overdrive, and the last ditch efforts to curry favor with the undoubtedly tuned-out populace of the land of plenty has resulted in some interesting pastimes for some would-be voters. The most recent presidential debate, which was on the 16th, was town-hall style. This seems to be a recipe for all kinds of awkward interrupting […]


Capsizion

18Oct12

Not technically a word to the lay folk out there, but as a sailor, well, I know there is a healthy amount of nonsense jargon. Here is a very awesome clip (though you don’t actually see it capsizing….booo) about Oracle capsizing in San Francisco Bay. Luckily, no one was injured. It’s pretty intense, considering it’s […]


Well, not really, and I’m sure if you asked an actual physicist about it, they would disprove faster than light (FTL) travel in mere moments. Yes, it breaks my heart too. I’m a big advocate of making any discipline more accessible to the general public. I may not be curing cancer, but I often get people looking at me […]


Celebrate women, writing, science, and being genuinely awesome and awe-inspiring. Check out the official site: Finding Ada. This provides me with the opportunity to reflect on the importance (very often overlooked) of women in academia, especially in science. One of my personal heroines is Rosalind Franklin whose story is both one of perseverance and brilliance, but also one of […]