The Week in Geek: The Flying Jenny edition


A Space Shuttle launch like you’ve NEVER seen it before: through the eyes of a solid rocket booster. Eight minutes of your life you’ll thank me for.

In case you haven’t noticed, Jupiter and Venus have been showing off in the western skies this month, especially this week. Check out the conjunction for yourself and learn a little astronomy along the way.

Our Moon, la luna. Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’…er orbiting.

NASA releases new atlas of the entire sky in infrared wavelengths.

F. Sherwood Rowland, the man who sounded the ozone alarm, passed away this week. I thank him every time I use my CFC-free aerosol hair spray.

You’ll never guess how much cooler a white roof in NYC is than a black roof…

Aviation geeks! This ought to keep you busy for a while: pilot explains each and every control in the cockpit.

Linguistic geeks! The Dictionary of American Regional English is officially complete. Flying Jenny, hopping John, Lucy Bowles and more.

Explore the relative size of cities, nationally and internationally, and the social implications.

Learn about plant and animal species near extinction through this STUNNING biodiversity project.

The Smithsonian launches a new exhibit to explore the diversity and evolution of fish through x-ray images.

Male fruit flies rejected by a female down their sorrows in alcohol. Fruit flies, they’re just like us.

What happens when you put a hydrothermal vent next to a cold seep? You get a hydrothermal seep and a whole new ecosystem.

Zen out and discover the awesomeness of the leafy seadragon. Yes, that’s a real thing.

All the geek that’s fit to print.


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The Week in Geek: The Flying Jenny edition