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After the tense clicking of cameras, the victory hugs and Bobak Ferdowsi's awesome mohawk, I came away from Sunday night's Curiosity rover landing with a lingering rush of excitement. We're back on Mars! We're looking for the building blocks of life on another planet! Humanity just accomplished a truly amazing feat of engineering! Go humans!
The webcomics world was primed to celebrate as well. Already pr
With the crisis at the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan still underway, there's been a lot of discussion of radiation in the news recently, particularly how dangerous it becomes at different levels. It's kind of hard to visualize as a layma
There's a long, long history of "xkcd" fans reenacting the webcomic, but rarely by such high profile nerdlebrities as Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton, and Cory Doctorow, not to mention "Lawrence Lessig, Bruce Schneier, Jason Kottke, Google Zurich, Hank Green, MC Frontalot, Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Mr. Toast, Miss Cellania, Team Genius, Phil Plait, Allan Amato, Maddy
If you don't know what "xkcd" is, then welcome to the internet; you must be new. The spectacularly popular strip about "romance, sarcasm, math and language, quite simply dominates the world of webcomics, scoring up to 70 million page views in a month.
The stick figure strip just released its firs