Winning Science September 4, 2013

NASA is in trouble. Or at least so says Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute. In an open press call, Pace expressed concern about the overall lack of direction within the administration. Without a clear, long term mission, American manned space flight will likely end with the International Space Station.

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It would be disgraceful if the country that first put a man on the moon completely gave up on the idea of exploring the universe beyond our small blue planet.

I don’t know about you, but there has been more than one occasion that I’ve needed a bit of extra cash.  I may or may not have considered selling a kidney to get that extra cash.  (Don’t look at me like that. I know I’m not the only who has thought that might be a viable financial decision.)  I’m glad I didn’t however, because it turns out I would have gotten ripped off.

Is it just me, or does it look like this kidney is wearing a toupee.

Is it just me, or does it look like this kidney is wearing a toupee.

Turns out the people selling the organ don’t really get that much of the money.  Glad I went with underground D&D games to earn my cash.

Finally, in the weeks to come, I, like many of you, will be forced to update to iOS 7, whether we want to or not. Personally, I’m fine with the idea.  There is certainly room for improvement in the current iOS.  I’d really enjoy not going through five different actions to turn my bluetooth on or off.  I’m pretty sure the guy driving next to me would appreciate that as well.  Some basic uniformity wouldn’t hurt either.

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Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave right now. Do a barrel roll, Steve!

Lastly, I’d like to end this week’s segment with a fantastic piece of science history. A beautiful chart explaining electromagnetic waves from the 1940’s has been brought to us by Popular Science.

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