Read on for all of the links this Tuesday holds.
Congratulations, XKCD: Your new strip, "Click and Drag," is not only impressively large -- A map of the world should be nothing less, of course -- but it's also filled with far more video game references than I can wrap my head around. Most overwhelming webcomic of the year? Quite possibly.The scale of "Click and Dr
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
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 rover that managed to scoot around the red planet's surface for six years before getting trapped in the sand.
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 distribut