NASA's LADEE--Lunar Atmospheric and Dust Environment Explorer--will launch from Virginia's Eastern Shore Friday around 11:30 p.m., and much of the eastern seaboard will be able to see it. Minotaur V, a vessel on a 100-day mission to examine the Moon's thin atmosphere, will coast through New York's s ... More >>
The indefatigable Norman Oder -- at least, we've never seen him defatigued -- reported yesterday on his Atlantic Yards Report that Brooklyn's new Nets arena is about to get a "honking big" Barclays logo on its roof. This is normal and expected for roofed sports facilities these days (check out the l ... More >>
It's been almost nine years since Anne Rice ventured into the world of Gothic horror. Today, she brings back her trademark dark prose with the release of The Wolf Gift, a book about a young reporter in Northern California that transforms into a werewolf. The Wolf Gift is Rice's first novel i ... More >>
That photo, with or without insipid caption, has been making the rounds on Facebook and Tumblr today. It purports to be an aerial shot of yesterday's massive Occupy Wall Street/union march. It's certainly very impressive, but don't be fooled. It's probably not real.
Alert: There will be a massive lunar eclipse, today, the first in 2011! It will start at 2:20 Eastern time. However, you won't be able to actually see it in real life, unless you happen to live in the eastern portion of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia, or western Australia. North Americ ... More >>
This is not quite as good as a cat video, but here it is, anyway: The royal wedding route in 3D, thanks to Google Earth, makers of other things in 3D that you can share with your friends on the Internet, because 3D is either really retro or really modern or just another way to see the route of the r ... More >>
Naturally, this dude is involvedDistilling a full year of furtive, easily distracted, constantly overwhelmed listening down to a mere 10 albums is a ridiculous, agonizing, thoroughly loathsome undertaking, and yet here we all are, pulling nine fully formed sonic universes together and capping ... More >>
Not every great song this year was released by Katy Perry. From a snarling avant-electro NPR lecture to a haunted-house posse cut to a ludicrously profane viral sensation, here are 10 examples. "Teenage Dream" might still be better than all of these, though. Better get this started before I c ... More >>
"Egosurfing," also known as vanity searching, egosearching, egogoogling, autogoogling, self-googling, master-googling, is now officially a geopolitical issue causing tension between China and the United States. The latest WikiLeaks dump includes diplomatic cables about the problems of balanci ... More >>
Michael Falco for The New York TimesThis weekend's best story comes courtesy of the New York Times, whose Sunday business section features the jaw-dropping story of Vitaly Borker, a resident of Sheepshead Bay, and his online eyeglass store DecorMyEyes. What makes Borker special is his blatant ... More >>
"Cool Water, Hot Island" rendering by Molly Dilworth via Treehugger.comIf you live in New York, you probably only pass through Times Square to transfer subway lines -- or to rush into your place of work, head down, all business. But you should really take a moment to check out Molly Dilworth' ... More >>
Memo to nerds of all varieties: you no longer need World of Warcraft to meet that special someone. Soon you'll be able to scan that nice young lady on the street and read her Facebook page, or check out her WoW avatar, without actually having to speak to her. Thank a snazzy new piece of tech called ... More >>
You can follow Santa's progress tonight and tomorrow via the NORAD Santa Tracker. We make no claims for the authenticity of Santa, but the site is in fact connected with the actual NORAD. Apparently it all started in 1955 when a department store put a wrong number in a Santa ad and connected ... More >>
With its new spreadsheet application, Google continues on its path toward world domination
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