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The surprising story of how Andy Weir's self-published book 'The Martian' topped best seller lists and got a movie deal

It didn't start out that way though. "The Martian" began as a series of self-published chapters on Weir's personal blog.<p>Then Weir decided to put the book on Amazon, selling it for the website's lowest possible price ($0.99).<p>And that's when things snowballed.<p>It topped Amazon's bestselling list of …

Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man

<i>This is Part 1 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies.</i>__________<b>PDF and ebook options:</b> We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and …

The Stealthy Barracuda UAV Is Germany's Future Flying Force

After the end of hostilities in WWII, France and Germany have become surprisingly close. The two nations are stalwart proponents of expanded European …

What Happens When You Drop a Red Hot Nickel Ball Onto Aerogel

Red hot nickel ball of fire meet your toughest opponent yet: aerogel. In fact, aerogel is such an amazing material and excellent insulator that the …

11 Totally Redundant Place Names

East of Lancashire, England lies Pendle Hill, known for its historical association with witch trials, scientific discoveries about air pressure, and …

What's the Real Origin of "OK"?

"OK" is the all-purpose American expression that became an all-purpose English expression that became an all-purpose expression in dozens of other …

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‘Shopped Pictures of Small House Cats Living as Big Cats in the Wild

For recent Whiskas advertising campaign based around the slogan “Feeding your cat’s instincts,” photographer George Logan and retoucher Tony Swinney …

Scrambling Eggs Inside Their Shells to Make Scrambled Hard Boiled Eggs Looks So Fun

Here's a fun little cooking trick for you to try: scramble eggs inside its shell so that you can make scrambled hard boiled eggs. Meaning the entire …

2013 March 22 - Comet Castle

<b>Comet Castle</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Stefan Seip (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> The broad dust tail of Comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) has become a familiar sight …

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …

Activision Reveals Animated Human That Looks So Real, It's Uncanny

Activision showed off the state of the art of real-time graphics on Wednesday, releasing this mind-boggling character demo. The character's skin, …

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Forecast: A New, Gorgeous Weather Service & API by Dark Sky

Forecast is a new weather service and API launched by the same folks behind Dark Sky, a beautiful iOS weather app. During the short time we’ve spent with Forecast since its release earlier today, it’s safe to say that we’ve been blown away.<p>Above all else, Forecast is both high functioning and …

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The Church of the Good Shepherd under the Stars

EXIF Info<p>For you camera nerds (Like me!) here is the EXIF: ISO 5000, 16mm (prime fisheye), Nikon D800, f/2.8, 25 second exposure. Remember that you …

CNN Demolishes Obama’s ‘High-Speed Rail Boondoggle’

On his CNN show last night, Anderson Cooper chronicled the Obama administration’s unfulfilled promises and wasteful spending on high-speed rail …

2013 March 26 - Waterfalls, Auroras, Comet: Iceland

<b>Waterfalls, Auroras, Comet: Iceland</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees)<p><b>Explanation:</b> If not distracted by the picturesque …