Futurama's latest episode is an homage to The Far Side and a joy forever

I hate political satires. I hate satires on current events. Last night's Futurama, entitled Decision 3012, was both. And yet, it was incredibly great. It includes everything from Nixon hamming it up to a treatise on the time travel paradox in the Terminator movies — but the real reason to watch is the endless sight… » 6/28/12 12:32pm 6/28/12 12:32pm

Beautiful astrogeological maps reveal the Moon's mysterious far side

Many people refer to it incorrectly as its "dark" side, but the far side of our moon actually receives about as much light, on average, as the side facing Earth... you'd just never know it, because the Moon's rotation is such that the same side is perpetually facing us (the result of a phenomenon known as tidal locking » 12/09/11 2:19pm 12/09/11 2:19pm