From the makers of the worlds of Myst — Obduction on Kickstarter

Obduction by Cyan, Inc. — Kickstarter. From The Free Dictionary: “Ob`duc´tion “The act of drawing or laying over, as a covering.” The good folks at the small, but pioneering company of Cyan have announced their desire to produce another work of wonder, a new game titled ‘Obduction’. This game would center on the player being … Continue reading

Boston Marathon Bombing and Human Reactions

As the shock and emotions of yesterday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon begin to settle, I’m beginning to see the start of the demand of self-censoring, among my friends at least. Not demanding censoring of the graphic images of the aftermath, but of the thoughts and opinions of those who deign to speculate on such … Continue reading

Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system

Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system. This image of the HR 8799 planets was taken with starlight optically suppressed and data processing conducted to remove residual starlight. The star is at the center of the blackened circle in the image. The four spots indicated with the letters b through e are the … Continue reading

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish?

Thousands of Dolphins Spotted Near San Diego | NBC Bay Area. Well here’s a rarity – – 100,000 dolphins off the California coast. That’s not a typo. One. Hundred. THOUSAND dolphins. Wrap your head around that a minute, and consider that pods generally stick to about 200 or less dolphins at the largest. A marine … Continue reading