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Making Space for New Stuff

What is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) up to these days?

Whether 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian or the forthcoming First Man, Hollywood has piqued movie-going audiences into the vast realities and fantastical possibilities of space.

Sorry, a side note:

The older I get, the more I’m amused at the sheer simplicity of calling the ever-complex and unknown space “space.”

“What’s up there with the infinite stars, planets, moon, sun and all-around cosmic mystery?”

“Space.”

I digress. And so does NASA.

What highly-technical, mind-blowing innovations and life-altering journeys are being planned by NASA for this year and beyond?

Things…on a To-Do list.

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It’s Not Theoretical: The Big Bang Theory Has Heart

FYI If you have not seen the latest episode of The Big Bang Theory, watch the show before watching the deleted scene below.

After that special Big Bang Theory season 11 finale last night, it’s time to let everything sink in. All of the cameos, the story, surprises, plus the fact that this wonderful sitcom has been on the air for 11 seasons. Will season 12 be the final year? The answer is very likely yes. But we’re getting way ahead of ourselves with that right now.

Right now–as in right now–watch a very sweet deleted scene from last night’s episode. Trust me. The showrunners have been promoting this moment throughout today for fans everywhere to check out. And for good reason.

Few other sitcoms these days pull the heartstrings quite like The Big Bang Theory.

Congratulations Amy & Sheldon (ShAmy) in the fictional world and, once again, RIP Stephen Hawking in the real world. At least for a brief moment in time, those two worlds were joined together.

RIP Stephen Hawking

The greatest living mind in the world universe of science has died.

Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died today at the incredible age of 76 in Cambridge, England. And his long life was incredible because he was not given much time to live following an unlikely diagnosis in his early 20s with a rare form of motor neurone disease. This restricted Mr. Hawking to a wheelchair and a devastating, paralyzing state. Despite these immense challenges, Professor Hawking was a towering figure in the scientific community, as well as in the world of pop-culture. Perhaps it was the latter that enlightened young minds who wouldn’t have come across the literary classic (for advanced minds) A Brief History of Time on their own volition to study and appreciate the profound work and insights of the man, who some have said, was the smartest person since Albert Einstein.

As someone who appreciates the visionary insights and contributions of Professor Hawking, what impresses me in equal measure was how he lived all these years with a tragic disease. The kind of pain he experienced is unimaginable. And yet, he lived with an inspiring spirit and an infinitely curious mind.

He also had a wonderful sense of humor.

Truly the greatest guest star in the history of The Big Bang Theory.  

RIP Stephen Hawking. 

A Prehistoric Mindset

Even if bringing dinosaurs back to life births too many hazards (despite its eternal and forgiving human instinct and allure), scientists can never yield in the pursuit of comprehensive knowledge as to how these prehistoric creatures acted. And this all starts with their brains.

The recently released video below may not qualify as a leap, but it’s a fascinating step, to say the least.

There’s a new Michael Crichton-brand novel here…