the final frontier

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Sun Over Earth

The view from the International Space Station circa July of 2003. Let’s have a Good year, guys.

Thanks to NASA and NPR.

Look At That, You Son Of A Bitch!

The Joy Of Stats: 200 Countries Over 200 Years In 4 Minutes

Hans Rosling is a picture of ebullience. Imagine a Sweedish Bill Nye without the schtick. This man clearly lives on data, but — lucky for us — has a proclivity for showmanship. Here he guides us through 200 years of revolution, development, war, and pestilence and manages to tie the most hopeful of bows around it all. Hopefully you share his optimism:

Thanks, JoJo.

Goodnight moon, goodnight stars.

I’m a big proponent of Twitter as Facebook without any of the time-wasting (or seedy undercurrent of rampant drug use and unprotected intercourse). You say what you want to say quickly, and read only what you want to read — also, quickly. But even the most interesting Twitter user is going to have a hard time topping ASTRONAUTS TWEETING FROM SPACE. Now, those two white fellows do a lot of talking, but a Japanese fellow by the name of Soichi Noguchi seems to know exactly what we want: PICTURES,¬†and lots of them. As NASAs popularity declines with politicians, maybe social networking can help it increase with the people.

(Psst, I mean us.)