Michael Mertz

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Garth Brooks’ Big Comeback Tour Still Keeping Us Guessing

Garth Brooks last topped the U.S. country chart with a new boxed set late in 2013 and hasn’t really been heard from on these shores much lately. …

Armstrong Headed to Court

It looks like Lance Armstrong’s courtroom battles are not quite over: a federal judge has declared that the whistleblower suit filed against him by the U.S. government—which was instigated by former teammate Floyd Landis—should proceed.<p>Last year, Armstrong’s lawyers asked a judge to dismiss the …

Madonna Is Top Earning Woman in Music

Madonna has topped <i>Forbes’</i> 2013 list of the top-earning women in music, pulling in a staggering $125 million this year. The bulk of Madonna’s earnings …

So Much for GOP Unity in 2014

The Republican Party’s unity project is not turning out to be much of a “Kumbaya” around the campfire.<p>A year after GOP leaders vowed that infighting …

App Store Hits 1 Million Apps Milestone, with More than 500K iPad Apps

This weekend Apple’s iOS App Store hit another major milestone – one million apps available. As reported by MacRumors, Apple has now approved over 1.4 million apps since the App Store launched in 2008 and there are now over 1 million available to install.<p>There are over 500,000 apps designed …

APOD: Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka (2013 Dec 12) Image Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131212.html Explanation: Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, are the bright bluish stars from east to west (lower right to upper left) along the diagonal in this gorgeous cosmic vista. Otherwise known as the Belt of Orion, these three blue supergiant stars are hotter and much more massive than the Sun. They lie about 1,500 light-years away, born of Orion's well-studied interstellar clouds. In fact, clouds of gas and dust adrift in this region have intriguing and some surprisingly familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula near Alnitak at the lower right. The famous Orion Nebula itself is off the right edge of this colorful star field. The well-framed, wide-field telescopic image spans about 4 degrees on the sky. http://www.facebook.com/DeepSkyColors http://www.deepskycolors.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131212 #APOD

'Interstellar' Website Goes Live – /Film

<i>Briefly:</i> That image above is the first real thing we’ve got to represent <b>Christopher Nolan</b>‘s new film <b>Interstellar</b>. With the trailer coming soon …

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Recap: Hunter and Prey

Oh, sweet stupid <b>Hank</b>. From the moment we found out he was a witch-murderer, we all knew there was no way Hank was going to get the best of the ladies …