Episode 6 of Science… sort of is probably the most sciencey episode so far. We bring in an extra-terrestrial expert to talk about water on the moon.
SPECIAL GUEST: Charles Barnhart (UCSC)
- We contemplate the price of lunar bottled water and where to hide a space elevator from terrorists.
- Next we discuss NASA’s LCROSS mission, which is essentially launching a missile at the moon to see what happens. If you’re wondering why NASA is allowed to do this, the answer can be found here.
- This is an oldie but a goodie. Ryan reminds us that there may be dinosaurs on the moon just waiting for cyborg paleontologists to discover them. Read the story here.
- We return to earth to discuss the upcoming Chinese epic, Red Cliff. Patrick has a surprise up his sleeve and Justin and Ryan don’t care for it (I think they are just jealous).
- Are you going to die 3 billion years from now when our galaxy collides with another? Chances are you’ll be dead already but at least future humans will get to crown a galactic champion, or will they? Read the layman’s version here or read the scientific article here. See the cat and mouse galaxy here.
This Week’s Bump Music.
- Easy Star All-Stars – The Great Gig In The Sky (featuring Kirsty Rock)
- Radiohead – Airbag
- S.H.E. & Tank – Pasture Cattle Party (Fang Niu Party)
- Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Other media we briefly touched on…
- Robert A. Heinlein The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
- Warren Ellis Global Frequency Vol. 1: Planet Ablaze
- Kim Stanley Robinson Red Mars (Mars Trilogy)
- John Woo Face/Off
- Kip S. Thorne Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy
(Note: if you previously downloaded a funky version of Episode 6, it’s fixed now)
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