the unfortunate soul who recaps them both?) Praise Science! After long weeks of hard work, the PopWatch laboratory (led by the fearless Dr. Annie Q. Barrett) has finally come up with a helpful infographic to sum up our findings… READ FULL STORYTonight’s episode of Bones promises to be the series’ most smush-tacular, tan-tastic, GTL-licious hour ever, because the skeleton-loving investigators of the Jeffersonian are solving a Jersey Shore-themed case. Since Jersey Shore itself will also air tonight, we got to thinking: Is there any overlapping viewership between these two utterly different shows? (Besides
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I’ll probably never buy a probiotic drink, and I rarely make decisions based on what will make my digestive system happy. But thanks to this enchanting commercial, I badly want — nay, desperately need — a fluffy pink anthropomorphic puppet of my insides. Holy moly. READ FULL STORY
A star-studded new PSA promoting this year’s fundraising Stand Up to Cancer telecast (Sept. 10, 8 p.m. ET, on 14 networks) is effective, both in terms of hammering home what the odds are that we will get cancer in our lifetime (1 in 2 men, 1 in 3 women), and making me feel old. There are two young stars that I did not recognize. Thank goodness I’m up on my Spider-Man 4 casting, or it would have been three. Watch the promo below. Visit standup2cancer.org for more information and to donate. READ FULL STORY
Sidney Perkowitz, a professor of physics at Emory University, can break down the reality of Iron Man in five minutes, as seen in the video embedded after the jump. Were I interested in majoring in physics, I would want him to be my advisor. Things we learn:
• The idea of an “Iron Man” suit — or exoskeleton, which he describes as “a powered framework that you fit your body into that gives you enhanced endurance, or speed, or mobility or strength” — is already in the works by the U.S. Military. Discovery News has an easy-to-digest piece detailing the Top 5 of them.
• The U.S. Military has already devoted a billion dollars to developing artificial arms that are not only mechanically integrated but neurally integrated. We could use that technology to see if there’s a way to give a soldier direct neural control of his weapon. “So you might someday end up with a suit that makes you smarter, is under your direct mental control, lets you do amazing things,” Perkowitz says. “Flying, I think is maybe the hardest thing to think about. That I wouldn’t bet money on.” Wah-waaah. READ FULL STORY
the end of Pennard head on last week, the writers slyly came at the issue sideways by introducing Judy Greer as Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton (pictured, right), a famous physicist visiting the Big Bang boys’ university who also turned out to be an insatiable sexpot with an apparent taste for sex-starved science geeks.Throughout The Big Bang Theory‘s third season, Penny + Leonard = A highly variable equation for comedy. But as these last few episodes have proved, (Penny – Leonard) x Sheldon’s utter befuddlement = A rock-solid constant of belly laughter. After dealing with
Since it was obvious that Dr. Plimpton’s official host Sheldon was infinitely more interested in her body of work than (yep, I’m going there) her body, she set her sights instead on his smitten roommate Leonard, who, she learned from Sheldon, was all the more ripe vulnerable thanks to his recent break-up. One strip show in Leonard’s bedroom (while expounding on theoretical physics) later, and Leonard’s brain was instantly “Penny who?” READ FULL STORY
I predicted the former Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation would return to the show as Sheldon Cooper’s official Worst Enemy. I had no idea, however, that Evil Wil Wheaton would be this evil, widening his path of destruction to include not just Sheldon, but Penny and Leonard’s fragile romance as well.When Wil Wheaton first appeared on The Big Bang Theory last fall as an odiously underhanded version of himself,
Yes, it’s official: Penny and Leonard’s season-long courtship is seriously on the rocks. After Penny managed to pull off an unambiguous, post-coital reference to The Empire Strikes Back (just in time for its 30th anniversary, too!), Leonard was moved to attempt an unambiguous, post-coital declaration of love for her, i.e. “I love you.” Penny’s response: “Oh. Thank you.” Not good. READ FULL STORY
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