We’re thrilled to announce that we will be publishing AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Colonel Chris Hadfield on October 29, 2013.

In honor of the occasion, we broke out our Commander Hadfield-style mustaches.

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I just changed the header on our blog to be more representative of the season.  I realized… http://wp.me/sJdYq-810

I just changed the header on our blog to be more representative of the season.  I realized that the last time I posted – back on March 24th – there was still snow on the ground so the picture of our house covered in snow was appropriate.  No longer!  I’ve…

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Victorian Headless Portraits

The Victorian era has many photographs, most of which show the subject sitting or standing with a stern expression. Since photography was still in its infancy, photographers were experimenting with novel ways to create photos that differed from the norm. Animals acting human was one popular concept, and then came the headless portrait. Funny and entertaining, a new genre of photography was born.

For my photography loving friends.

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Peeps Diorama Contest 2013 | Washington Post

See all entries here

[Ed. note: Aaaaaaaahhh!!!! :D]

(h/t: kelly.)

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Roadsworth is a street artist based in Montreal who literally turns the street into his canvas with pieces that are awesome in scale, cleverness, and playful creativity.

“Though born Peter Gibson, he chose the name Roadsworth because, as he states, ‘Where Wordsworth is a poet of words, Roadsworth is a poet of roads.’

Though he started painting on the streets as a form of activism (for more bike paths), his motivation later evolved into a more personal one. It became his alternative form of expression, a creative outlet if you will. Currently his works all have an aspect of protest in them, a way for Roadsworth to comment on today’s social issues or, as he says, “simply protest against the mundaneness of the urban landscape.”

Visit Roadsworth’s website to view more of his artwork.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

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Amazing… http://wp.me/sJdYq-amazing


This incredible video is 4 hours of Aurora Borealis compressed into 3 minutes.  A Swedish photographer used 2464 raw images to create this time lapse video.  See the whole story over on io9.…

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A propaganda poster for Bill Nye, the man who taught me most of what I learned about science in elementary school. And middle school. And high school. 

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