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Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek.
Balthasar Gérard (alternative spellings Gerards or Gerardts ; c. 1557 – 14 July 1584) was the assassin of the Dutch independence leader, William I of Orange (William the Silent). He killed William I in Delft on July 10, 1584, by shooting him twice with a pistol, and was afterwards tried, convicted, and gruesomely executed. Gérard was born in Franche-Comté (then belonging to Spain , afterwards to France ). He came from a Roman Catholic family with 11 children and was a great admirer of Philip II , king of Spain and the Netherlands.
To my beloved Doris Stone, and all that love peace and freedom…Grace and Peace on this blessed Independence Day! From the Node 2 ‘Harmony Module’ in the U.S. Segment, with Sonny Stone’s Congressional Medal of Honor…”No greater love…” 07-04-2010 (credit: NASA) As our space poet and NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock has touched so many with his photos from space, and reflections, we decided to help him out and show the rest of his wonderful work to those who missed them on his twitpic account.
Northern California, December 27, 2010 – In a stunning scientific breakthrough, a cannabis researcher known as “Old Hippie” has created the ultimate stoner goodie: Nutella that gets you high. “CERN has their Colliding Hardons and their God particle. Well, I just came up with the OMG Topping”, said Old Hippie, who was high as a fucking kite after eating several pieces of bread schmeared with his own creation. “This magic substance both causes and cures the munchies simultaneously, thereby preserving the balance of nature and saving the planet from its own silliness.” He then picked up a cat and told it several dirty jokes in the form of complex equations. The cat jumped down, licked its thighs provocatively, and walked away with its tail held high.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the internet lately, a little game called Minecraft kind of took it over. It’s been around for a while, existing in an alpha state for quite some time now, but recent coverage from an excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun Minecraft play journal , as well as recent coverage from Penny Arcade , seem to have brought Minecraft to the masses, actually flooding the servers with new traffic and sparking the creator, Notch , to instate a free-to-play weekend while the servers are down. For the uninitiated, Minecraft is an indie game with a humongous cult following, consisting of gameplay representative of the two words that make up its name. Basically, you mine, then you craft.
Justin Ivey is the Editor-In-Chief at KevinNottingham.com and has been with the site since 2009, when he began working as a summer intern. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Justin currently attends Louisiana State University and is set to graduate in May. He is also a contributor at The Well Versed , where he covers mixed martial arts, a writer for the weekly magazine DIG Baton Rouge and a contributor to the A3C Hip Hop Festival's blog.