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The Week in Geek

11/18/11 11:05AM

Aurora from space. Bigger, better, and more beautiful than you've ever seen before.The second coolest light show on Earth is not in our skies, but in our oceans. Amazing footage of bioluminescence from National Geographic.Apparently you can levitate a frog. And a grasshopper. read more

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Bullet with pterodactyl wings

11/18/11 09:51AM

After our segment last night on the guy who's accused of trying to assassinate the president by firing at the White House with a semi-automatic assault weapon, Rachel emailed me to ask if we got the size of the ammo right. We'd described it as 39-millimeter, based on the arrest warrant, which details the ammo as 7.62 X 39 mm cartridges... read more

Morning Maddow: November 18

11/18/11 07:47AM

Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing talks to the activist behind the amazing Occupy Wall Street "Bat Signal" projections.Occupy San Francisco camp is declared a "public health nuisance."The House votes on a balanced budget amendment today.Reports of pranks and shenanigans in the effort to recall WI Gov. Scott Walker.Newt, Inc. and the... read more

Ahead on the 11/17 Maddow show

11/17/11 07:21PM

Tonight's guests include:Melissa Harris-Perry, professor at Tulane University and msnbc contributor   Rep. Diana DeGette, (D) ColoradoDaniel Bongino, veteran of the Secret ServiceExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Fueled by licorice and beef jerky

Fueled by licorice and beef jerky

11/17/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - a series of Occupy rallies have sprouted up across the country, plus more to add to the art project collection of Herman Cain and we pay homage to one... watch

Occupy Idaho

Occupy Idaho

11/17/11 05:47PM

To the question of reach of the Occupy movement comes this item in our mailbag:This photo was taken in Stanley, Idaho - population 100. It is an Occupy Wall St. photo taken on Wall St. in Stanley, Idaho.I am a Blue Girl in a Red State (born & raised in Manhattan living in Sun Valley, Idaho). Photo Credit Jon Marvel, Director of The Western... read more