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The Audiophiles: live from the teenage angstland

David Pescovitz: I’ve posted before about Bay Area musician Greg Fleischut, the hyper-talented 15-year-old who plays in the fiery and awesomely-named bluegrass band The Lil’ Billies, records his own solo folktronica, and, as of late, fronts an all-teenager indy rock Read More

Exposing "The Secret"

David Pescovitz: Jody Radzik of the always-illuminating Guruphiliac blog says, “Here’s an excellent explanation, deconstruction and debunking of that claptrap “The Secret.” From “The Wrath of the Secretrons” by Connie L. Schmidt: f you’re at all familiar with The Secret, Read More

Exposing "The Secret"

David Pescovitz: Jody Radzik of the always-illuminating Guruphiliac blog says, “Here’s an excellent explanation, deconstruction and debunking of that claptrap “The Secret.” From “The Wrath of the Secretrons” by Connie L. Schmidt: f you’re at all familiar with The Secret, Read More

Star with comet’s tail

David Pescovitz: Astronomers have captured the first image of a comet-like tail behind a star. The star, Mira, is named for the Latin word meaning “wonderful.” The tail is 20,000 times the distance between Pluto and our sun. Mira is Read More

Star with comet’s tail

David Pescovitz: Astronomers have captured the first image of a comet-like tail behind a star. The star, Mira, is named for the Latin word meaning “wonderful.” The tail is 20,000 times the distance between Pluto and our sun. Mira is Read More

Tibetan Endangered Music Project

David Pescovitz: Threatened by modernization and Chinese imperialism, Tibetan folk music is sadly vanishing into the dustbin of global culture. In an effort to preserve the traditional tunes, students at Qinghai Normal University are making digital field recordings of traditional Read More

Tibetan Endangered Music Project

David Pescovitz: Threatened by modernization and Chinese imperialism, Tibetan folk music is sadly vanishing into the dustbin of global culture. In an effort to preserve the traditional tunes, students at Qinghai Normal University are making digital field recordings of traditional Read More

Homebrew bomb detector in Pakistan

David Pescovitz: My friend Mason Inman is in Pakistan for a month with his girlfriend Sarah who founded a company called SaafWater to provide affordable clean water for poor people in developing regions. Mason, a science writer for National Geographic Read More

Bacteria is eight-million-years-old, and still alive

David Pescovitz: Researchers extracted 8-million-year-old bacteria from an Antarctica glacier, resuscitated it, and are now watching it grow in a petri dish. From New Scientist: Paul Falkowski of Rutgers University, who led the study, describes the ancient bacteria as small Read More

Bacteria is eight-million-years-old, and still alive

David Pescovitz: Researchers extracted 8-million-year-old bacteria from an Antarctica glacier, resuscitated it, and are now watching it grow in a petri dish. From New Scientist: Paul Falkowski of Rutgers University, who led the study, describes the ancient bacteria as small Read More

Charles Simonyi, astronaut, interviewed today

David Pescovitz: In April, former Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi took the longest space tourist trip in history. He spent two weeks aboard the International Space Station, having traveled there aboard a Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Read More

Charles Simonyi, astronaut, interviewed today

David Pescovitz: In April, former Microsoft exec Charles Simonyi took the longest space tourist trip in history. He spent two weeks aboard the International Space Station, having traveled there aboard a Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Read More