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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: One Girl’s Innovative Claw Machine Strategy

Story goes, she found a way into the machine and handed out toys to passers-by. Can’t blame her for thinking outside the box. Or, in this case, inside the box. (image credit Palmbchgrl; via The Daily Dot)

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Astronaut Wears Firefly, Star Trek Shirts In First Instagrams From Space

Was NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, currently residing on the ISS, already wearing this Firefly t-shirt (“Shipping & Logistics: Everything’s Shiny”) when he decided to take the first Instagram sent from space? Or did he decide to take the pic and then think “Wait, this could be even more nerdy. Time to go change!” Either way, gotta love it.

For the second Instagram taken from space, by the way, Swanson wore a t-shirt featuring the symbol of the Klingon Empire. Should we be worried about his allegiances? Check that one out behind the jump.

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Things We Saw Today: A Visual Comparison of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman

Rather says it all, doesn’t it? Made by Redditor hitokirivader. (via io9)

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Things We Saw Today: A Dragon Egg Cake Fit For A Khaleesi

What happens if you leave it in the oven too long? (via Cake Wrecks)

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Things We Saw Today: Ellen’s Oscar Selfie, Simpsons‘d

Damn you, Bradley Cooper. I knew he looked too nice. (Twitter, via Deadline)

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Watch As Portal’s GLaDOS Explains Nuclear Fusion For NASA [VIDEO]

Part of me can’t even believe I wrote that headline. But it’s true. The voice of Portal’s maniacal GLaDOS, Ellen McLain helped with this video fro the education and public outreach department of NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, focusing on STEM education.

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The Boob Tube

Krysten Ritter Set To Star, Produce 1960s Astronaut Comedy For NBC

Just recently we told you about Will Ferrell’s new production company set to focus on female-led television and film comedy projects. I think this project it too new to fall under their umbrella but it totally fits. Don’t Trust the B star Krysten Ritter is leading a new NBC series called Mission Control where she’ll play a NASA engineer in 1965.

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Geekosystem

Conspiracy Nut to NASA, “You Should Have Investigated That Rock Harder for Aliens, I’m Suing You”

In case you didn’t know, about two weeks ago NASA announced that it had found this rock where they hadn’t expected it to be. All of a sudden the thing had just appeared in a location they’d already photographed it conspicuously not being.

No, the answer was not aliens.

NASA eventually concluded that the rock probably was moved there when the Curiosity Rover had done a tight turn 1-2 meters from where the rock is now, and used it as an opportunity to study the effects of being flipped over. That is, to study the effect Mars’ environment has on a native surface that hasn’t been oriented towards the sun and elements for a while.

Now a gentleman who is suing NASA for negligent science, for not coming to the obvious conclusion that that rock is actually a mushroom, and therefore evidence of life on Mars.

Our sister site Geekosystem has spoken with him directly.

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Thing We Saw Today: Eight[h Doctor] of Hearts

TeeFury continues their collection of Doctor Who playing card tees with this excellent homage to the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann. This tee gives you both the TV movie and “Night of the Doctor” incarnations of Eight, so you can have your handsome any way you like.

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It Came From Outer Space

Science Gets Us One Step Closer To Finding Aliens. Thanks, Science.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has spent three years searching for exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – that could potentially support life. Analysis of the data collected now suggests that there are billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting at a safe distance from Sun-like stars in our galaxy.

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