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A gunman shot two people dead and seriously injured another in a Portland, Oregon, mall Tuesday, sending holiday shoppers running for cover.
The shooting happened around 3:20 p.m. local time (6:20 p.m. ET) in the food court near the Macy’s, triggering panic at the Clackamas Town Center.
Fortunately, police agencies were able to “basically hunt down, find this guy” in record time, Sheriff Craig Roberts told NBC station KGW.
Lt. James Rhodes, of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, said the gunman, described as an adult male, died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
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Psy’s mega-viral hit “Gangnam Style.” Bill Nye the Science Guy’s theme song.
It was only a matter of time until the Internet mashed up these two classics …Bill Nye Gangnam Style Mashup
Who knew the “Bill Nye the Science Guy” (or should we say Psy-ence Guy?) refrain meshed perfectly with Psy’s refrain “Oppa Gangnam Style,” with Nye’s head on Psy’s body?
The world wide web, apparently. Nicely played, information superhighway. Other fun GS parodies of late: Britney Spears, Rampage Jackson and this awesome mother-son-duo.
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Sally Ride, the first woman to ever go into space, passed away today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
Ride’s company, Sally Ride Science, made the announcement a couple hours ago and said Sally died in California.
Ride joined NASA in 1978 and rocketed into space six years later. She was also the youngest American to enter space – at age 32 – at the time.
In 1987, Ride left NASA to work at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control. We send our thoughts to her friends and family.
A new film, published by the European Commission and designed to promote women in scientific and research fields, describes science as a “girl thing.”
It combines generic pics of beakers and words like “hydrogen” with pictures of rail-thin models wearing designer sunglasses. There’s also a lot of pink.
Check it out below. Somewhat amazingly, it’s not a spoof:
Needless to say, the video went viral, but its lipstick-style logo, techno soundtrack and other touches struck some critics as “offensive” and “insulting.”
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American Idol is now down to 12.
Following an evening that paid tribute to Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder – and included the Performance of the Season in Jessica Sanchez’s “I Will Always Love You” rendition – the Fox competition sent its first finalist packing tonight. And the unlucky contestant was…
… Jeremy Rosado!
The Jer-Bear was a bundle of nerves prior to his cover of “Ribbon in the Sky” last night, knowing he was a judges’ Wild Card pick from the week before and really had to prove himself to viewers. Sadly, he won’t have any more opportunities to do so.
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They both sky-rocketed to singing fame at an early age.
They both got pregnant before getting married.
And they both turned those pregnancies into best-selling magazine issues, with Britney Spears showing serious skin while knocked up in August 2006 for Harper’s Bazaar and Jessica Simpson doing the same thing month for Elle. Which singer rocks a hotter, naked, knocked up bod?
That’s the question. Provide the answer now:
Read the original post: Birthday Suit Showdown: Pregnant Jessica Simpson vs. Pregnant Britney Spears!
Elisabeth Moss is not known for being outspoken or particularly sexy.
But the Mad Men star sets out to change both those perceptions in the latest issue of Page Six Magazine. First, the sexiness:
Asked about her divorce from Saturday Night Live player Fred Armisten, meanwhile, Moss at first told the publication “it’s so hard to talk about,” but then added:
“One of the greatest things I heard someone say about [Fred] is, ‘He’s so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.’ To me, that sums it up.”More >
Today at the White House Science Fair, President Barack Obama revealed that he’d just taped an episode of the Discovery Channel hit show Mythbusters.
The Washington Post says the episode involves “whether ancient Greek scientist Archimedes set fire to invading Roman fleet using only mirrors & sun.”
Weak. Seriously, we get POTUS on Mythbusters and they test a total snoozefest? There are so many myths he could have helped test instead, such as …
MYTH-BUSTER-IN-CHIEF: Barack Obama is coming to the Discovery Channel!
- That Sarah Palin invents words faster than the national debt rises.