Friday, April 15, 2011

It's Random Linky Time!

Astronomer: What's the REAL chance an asteroid will wipe out life on Earth?: Astronomer Phil Plait gives you the scientific scoop on the odds of global asteroid armageddon.

And as a companion piece to that: Death from the Skies, in which Plait and singer George Hrab tell us about various astronomical things that might kill us. (Plait wrote a book on the subject a while back. It was pretty good.)

Mirror: I don't know about you, but I found this eerily accurate.

Ian Anderson + Cady Coleman flute duet in space: Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull and astronaut Cady Coleman perform an Earth-to-orbit rock flute duet. Which is awesome on all kinds of levels.

Personal account of tsunami and aftermath in Japan: An American's account of surviving the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Fascinating and very much worth reading, if only as a look at the ways people can pull together in a crisis.


  1. So much Ian Anderson, so little time. Want to watch all the videos!

  2. Hmm. Now I kind of want to go watch more Ian Anderson videos...

  3. I like how Phil Plait observed, "astronomers are a chatty, verbose lot (perhaps you've noticed)." I'm rather surprised he didn't link to your blog, though. (Maybe his editor cut it out.)