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Webcomic Artists Pay Tribute to the Mars Curiosity Rover
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...
‘xkcd’ Illustrates Radiation Exposure Levels in Helpful Chart



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 layman, but fortunately Randall Munroe, the creator of the po…
Neil Gaiman, Wil Wheaton Reenact ‘XKCD’ Strip
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, P…
XKCD’s Mars Rover Tale Will Make You Weep
Fans of sci-fi as well as sci-fact are well aware of Mars' inhospitable terrain (and various aliens). That's why many have been so forgiving of NASA's mission failures and so encouraged by its successes - especially the longer-than-expected run of "Spirit," the Mars …
Webcomics on the iPad? Creators Say “Meh”
The much ballyhooed announcement of the Apple tablet finally arrived this Wednesday, along with the slightly unfortunate name "iPad" and details on what will essentially be a giant iPhone, but with no phone. There's been a lot of speculation about what this will mean for the digital distri…

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