And in preparation for the July 14 encounter of New Horizons with Pluto, the Sky Safari devs have released Pluto Safari for free, for iOS and Android.
Wow. So the Wachowski/Straczynski co-production Sense8 finally materialised recently! I've only seen the first episode so far, and I'm loving it. The breadth and scope of the storyline and characters is something you'll rarely find. (And if I spent more time actually watching TV, I know next up would be Wayward Pines, as so eloquently reviewed by jakebe. As is, I'm still only about halfway through the first seasons of Orange is the New Black and Extant, and have four unwatched episodes of MLP in the queue, not counting today's)
Snicker of the week, courtesy of austin_dern, with a touch of rollercoaster irony.
Here's a remarkable little rambling article on the science of water - why is it "wet", what is ice, why does it behave as it does? Very geeky, yet highly readable - the work of someone who thoroughly, deeply understands their field.
Another weather forecasting site of some use: forecast.io. I can't speak of the quality of the forecasts, having only just discovered it, but the data visualisations are good, though not quite up to the standard of MeteoGroup's WeatherProHD for iPad. (I pay quite a bit of attention to the weather forecasts, trying to gauge when the cloud cover will be patchy or light enough for good rabbiteering - of course, their idea of good weather is not usually in line with what can yield good photographs =:)
Quote of the year, from aurifer: 'In 2004, Manitoba finally passed a bill for gay marriage. Chris and Richard and two other couples were the first to receive their marriage licenses. A little over ten years later, one of these older lesbians was telling a younger girl (niece? Friend's daughter?) that she was going off to attend a gay wedding. The girl said, "No one calls them 'gay weddings' anymore. They're just 'weddings'."'
How about a glimpse into a world imagined by rav_bunneh?
In response to "couple in Canberra threatens to divorce" in protest at marriage equality, SBS announces Same Sex Couple Threaten Not To Give A Shit If Other Couple Divorces. =:D