Monthly Archives: July 2015

More cool factoids about New Horizons

Until a couple of days ago, this was the best, most detailed image we had of Pluto: And now we have this: We humans can be pretty awesome. According to NASA’s press release, the accuracy of the New Horizons flyby … Continue reading

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Cool factoids about New Horizons

You’ve probably heard a lot about the New Horizons probe lately, and there’s a good reason for that. Tomorrow, July 14, the probe will fulfill its destiny. After nine and a half years of travel, it will zip past Pluto, … Continue reading

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The strange invisibility of Rui Costa

As an American, I’m used to seeing my countryfolk focused on and featured in various international athletic events. Eurosport and British coverage of such events always make sure to put the camera on American competitors as well as those of … Continue reading

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Le Tour is coming!…and other tidbits

Tomorrow is a day my wife and I look forward to all year: the start of the Tour de France. For the next three weeks, we will arrange our work and social lives around the television as we absorb gorgeous … Continue reading

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