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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Rick Green: Snow Storm From Space, Courtesy NASA

    SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean

    (Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a monthlong stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and splashed down on schedule in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico. Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore, astronauts with U.S....

    Hubble captures stunning image of a comet's brush past Mars

    Hubble captures stunning image of a comet's brush past Mars
    Anybody need some new space wallpaper? NASA has just released this image of comet Siding Spring's close brush past Mars, and it is thrilling. The image you see above -- a fuzzy white comet hovering above a glowing rust-colored planet -- is actually...

    Notes and notables

    The sky's the limit Astronauts on a mission to Mars. Asteroids hurtling through space. A robot designed to snatch the asteroid out of its orbit. It sounds like the broad outline of a sci-fi potboiler — one of those special effects extravaganzas...