Teasin´ my brain
Schuitten & Peeters
This quote is taken from a speech Phil Plaitt gave at a student science fair. He had no idea what he was going to say until he saw a news story on television the night before the fair. The story was a typical psuedo-science fluff piece that’s unfortunately seen too often on mainstream news. It made Phil so angry he quickly wrote this speech in response. --Zen Pencil
PHIL PLAIT: Welcome to science
There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different “multiverse” proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse...
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Clowes never aimed to be the kind of artist museums collect. But now, the walls of the Oakland Museum of California are covered with his drawings. It's "quite embarrassing," he laughs.
The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes
"Nothing is unstable"
What I'm reading now -9/6/11. So far it's wonderful. It's not a quick read, but then none of Mieville's are. It takes time to absorb all of the worldbuilding that went into this and to grasp the science of it. But it is time well spent(Link is too a very good review, from someone who feels pretty much as I do about Mieville's work )
"Embassytown" by China Mieville
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, by CalTech astonomy professor Mike Brown, is that unusual blend of smart, funny and engaging rarely found in scientists. A former planet Pluto fan myself, the main reason I picked this book up was Neil deGrasse Tyson's notes on the book, stating, "Finally, I have someone to whom I can forward the hate mail I get from schoolchildren - after all these years, the real destroyer of Pluto has confessed."
By Mike Brown. "Caltech professor Brown takes readers on a leisurely stroll across campus in this memoir of an astronomer's personal life and the years-long quest to locate new planetary bodies that has so occupied his attention."