2014: Reading Year in Review

I've put together a spreadsheet of all of the new books that I read in 2014, inspired by Ghost in the Machine's post chronicling what he read in 2013 (sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, Ghost), and it's been really interesting to review the data and use it to perhaps set some goals for 2015. » 1/02/15 1:24pm 1/02/15 1:24pm

Maps: Here Are All of the Areas That Were Hit by Tornadoes in 2014

This was a quiet yet memorable year for tornadoes in the United States. With around 900 tornadoes on the books, here are some interesting maps that show all of the areas hit by tornadoes in 2014, from the twin tornadoes in Nebraska to storms nearly a mile wide in Mississippi. http://thevane.gawker.com/how-did-the-ra... » 12/24/14 3:20am 12/24/14 3:20am

The 101 Best Astronomical Events to Watch Out For in 2014

As 2013 draws to a close, we once again cast our thoughts to all things astronomical for the coming year. For the last half decade, I've been constructing this list of all things astronomical for the following 365 days, lovingly distilling the events transpiring worldwide down to a 101 "best events of the year." Here… » 12/26/13 11:20am 12/26/13 11:20am