This Week in Geekdom

Holy moly, it's already Sunday again. I know I often gripe about how quickly time speeds by, but it's so true! Maybe it's because we're still venturing out from our winter hibernation, but we're somehow already on the cusp of May. Must kick costume production into high gear! For now though, let's get down to the Week in Geekdom.


Hasbro is teaming up with IDW to release an all-female Transformers lineup. The comic run featuring these new heroines, Transformers: Combiner Hunters, will hit the shelves this upcoming July.

Frank Miller is coming back to oversee the production of the final chapter of The Dark Knight Returns. The Dark Knight III: the Master Race is due out this fall.


Here is an excellent breakdown of Valve's experiment with paid Skyrim mods.

These are supposedly the best English-language games that North Americans will never get to play.


This past Monday we got the debut episode of StarTalk, a talk show hosted by none other than Neil deGrasse Tyson.

We have our first official look of Jared Leto as the Joker in the Suicide Squad.

It's official; we'll be getting a second season of Daredevil.

Happy Birthday Hubble!

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope's launch into orbit. On this milestone week, the Hubble proved that it's still got it by sending back these images of a stellar event that defies our current classification schemes.

We're nearly a month into the regular season for Major League Baseball, but these gifs depicting the practical physics utilized in the sport are still topical (and super fun to watch!).

Our distant ancestors may have had more than a little in common with a certain Old One.

Sticklers for accuracy rejoice! Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have built the most accurate atomic clock that humanity has ever seen.

The latest edition of Pancreas includes this joint study by Purdue University, Stanford-Burnham, and UC San Diego in which scientists were able to coax cancerous cells back into standard pancreatic cells. 

Apparently even honey bees can fly drones (and doing so may be an enormous breakthrough in terms of how we grow our food).

It's one of the most referenced Laws in technology, but Moore's Law may not have actually claimed what it's purported to state.

General Awesomeness 

A 7-year-old Star Wars fan wrote a distraught letter to George Lucas asking that the Jedi Order be altered so that their Force-wielding adherents can marry. This is how Lucasfilm responded.

As always, best wishes for an excellent week ahead!

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