There are 11 more shopping days until Christmas, but only seven until the end of the world, assuming you believe that Dec. 21, the end of the Mayan calendar, is your last day on Earth.
The Mayans, you know, those pre-Columbians who lived in Central America before the Spanish got there, measured tim ... More >>
You heard me, a vegan Big Mac! See? Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you can't eat crazy isht. This is America! You can eat any monstrosity you can come up with!
- Morrissey, Mike Vick, and a Very Happy Piggy!
- James Cameron is Vegan, Chico State isn't, and These Ducks are the ... More >>
In 2001's Wet Hot American Summer -- a raucous send-up of 1980s summer-camp movies -- the counselors vow to meet up 10 years later in 1991, when they'll all be in their late 20s, to see how they've fared. And just over a decade since the film's release, many of its main players reunited on stage at ... More >>
AP News/NASANitrogen-filled sediment flowing from the Mississippi into the Gulf, as seen from space.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
Shucked: Grist's Tom Philpott registers outrage ― outrage! ― in Big Corn's positioning re: the Gulf oil oil spill. Philpott, take it away: As if being b ... More >>
But if E.T. uses an iPhone -- you're fuckedIf space aliens ever discover cell phones or cable TV, they'll be able to hide from us forever.That's the verdict of scientists smirking at eccentric billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. He put up money for the Paul Allen Array, a group of 35 ... More >>
Richard HaickBlack Keys, Common, Les Claypool, and N.E.R.D at Yuri's Night Saturday, April 10, 2010 NASA Ames Q: What Russian cosmonaut made famous for being the first human to orbit earth in 1961 would eventually bring burners, hip-hoppers, rock fans, and space nerds together for ... More >>
This weekend's torrential downpour was enough to keep us inside with a bottle of Jim Beam's finest, streaming Hallmark made-for-TV Criterion movies on Netflix. But in spite of the wretched weather, we managed to pull on our on-trend galoshes and slog out into the night.Richard HaickNerds and musi ... More >>
There are plenty of space cadets in San Francisco, but Yuri's Night celebrates a man for actually leaving Earth's atmosphere.
And it does this with a very Bay Area-style party, combining high technology, creative styling, and a huge dance party. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin officially became th ... More >>
Sacre bleu!Get ready for some serious galactic debris, San Francisco. According to NASA, the peak visibility of the Perseids meteor shower will come tonight around midnight (most visible after the moon sets), revealing dozens of streaming fireballs across the night sky every hour until dawn. Soun ... More >>
N.A.S.A."hey, pass the mic"The young artists of the Marin Youth Center (MYC) are over the moon--almost. Having just announced the release of the MYC compilation album Many Thoughts/One MYC (available on CDBaby now ), which proves it is possible for today's youth to record curseword-free rap music, ... More >>
Self-respecting San Francisco residents should know that the words "Russell Stover" and "Whitman's Sampler" really have nothing to do with real chocolate, but many might be able to use some guidelines beyond that for Valentine's Day. Fortunately, we have some of the country's finest chocolatiers i ... More >>
Space is the place. At least that's still the deal when it comes to N.A.S.A. (North America South America) whose new single, "Money," features a hot-shit guest list. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, and Z-Trip are all part of the clan protesting the almighty dollar as the root of all thi ... More >>
San Francisco has its very own chocolate factory with Tcho, a business launched in 2006 by former NASA software developer Timothy Childs and Wired founder Louis Rosetto. Coming from the technology world, Tcho puts all its personally sourced chocolate bars into beta testing, soliciting consumer fee ... More >>
Last year, two Bay Area astronomers said they had discovered planets outside our solar system and became instant media celebrities. Now, Paul Butler and Geoff Marcy face prominent scientific challengers who contend some of the new planets are nothing but