An Astronaut’s Take On Why We Need To Stop Being Cowards And Head To Mars


We spoke with legendary astronaut Walt Cunningham about fear and the potential of a manned expedition to Mars.

We Were Intrepid, Once

we were intrepid once by nasa goddard flickr

The space program pays off benefits that can’t be counted in dollars.

Open Thread: Could You Survive 16 Months Alone With Your Partner?

inspiration mars

A private company plans to send a married couple on a mission to mars. Do you think a relationship can survive a trip like that?

Learning From Mars


What does landing a rover on Mars have to do with business? Everything, says Ken Goldstein.

What If We Celebrated Science Like the Olympics?


What NASA does every day is like a perfect balance beam act, performed every day, in space. Why don’t we celebrate these feats with the enthusiasm we reserve for Olympic athletes?

I’m Stark Orbited: Deal With It


Everyone’s excited about Mars, but Marcus Williams just found out NASA has been busy with lunar exploration, too.

News: Sunday Morning Live, Featuring The @HannibalTabu Experience [@isidra]

Insert witty commentary here for your own amusement. Ha.

Science: India Plans Their First Trip To Mars

A developing nation spending billions of dollars to reach the red planet? Oh, yeah, it’s happening …

Shy One

Shy One   You do not care for my poetry, And I cast no blame back— Silly words, Panting surreptitiously For your love. Yet now my fantasies Are naked, And I beg you to fantasize naked, too. You said you are shy, But call me on the telephone. Then I will respond like Mars, Or […]

The 10 at 10

photo by tumbleweed

Indiana is kinky, the mentally ill might be superhuman, and sex selection raises a ton of questions.

#musicmonday: “… sleep in peace when day is done …” [UPDATED, free mp3 downloads]

Yet another awesome (and huge) set of MP3 download for — how much? — free!!!!

The 10 at 10


Typewriters are still alive, the NFL lockout could be over, and Tetris.

The 10 at 10

Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek announces college football, Hideki Akaiwa is a badass, and Lawrence Taylor still hasn’t found his mind.

10 at 10: December 7

via photobucket

Julian Assange, bomb squads, and Martian sand. Gird your loins for the 10 at 10.

Silvio Berlusconi Wants a New Penis

photo via

The Italian prime minister put out an “express request” for an 1800-year-old statue of the god Mars to be fitted with a prosthetic, magnetized member.

The 10 at 10: November 16

photo via

Secret vasectomies, a chance to be Adam on a new planet, and discovering the hard way that your daughter is a porn star: today’s 10 at 10.