Take a trip down cold war nuclear armageddon paranoia lane with a visit to the Atomic Annihilation website.
A lucky find at the used book rack located in my train station gave me the opportunity to read and review Warday by Whitley Strieber (the same author who claims he was abducted by aliens) and James Kunetka.
Nuclear weapons, of course, are another story. The book you should be reading right now, if you care even a little bit about, er, not getting mushroom-clouded or dying a horrible death from nuclear fallout, is Command and Control, by Eric Schlosser.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQcgiZwLxVM&w=570&h=321] Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013) is a love letter to every science fiction film you’ve already seen, and a pretty beautiful one, at that, but it nearly collapses under the weight of its own ambition. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoyable movie, filled with the kind of eye- and ear-candy you’d expect from the man who […]
Yesterday the Huffington Post published a map prepared by Javier de la Torre from CartoDB that illustrated every single known meteorite impact on the Earth since the year 2300 BC (4,313 years of meteorite impacts). Here’s that map: Look closely. There is not one single inch of the land surface of our planet that hasn’t […]