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5 More Animals That Romped Through New York

An escaped peacock from New York’s Central Park Zoo found perching on Fifth Avenue window ledges drew attention—and international headlines—from news crews, bird watchers and well wishers last week. The now-famous cerulean fowl, which eventually returned to the zoo on its own, got us thinking about a handful of other animals that have taken unexpected trips [...]

Inspirational: Carl Sagan and the Egyptian and Tunisian Revolutions

Okay, internet. We get it: every time Carl Sagan says “terraqueous globe,” nerds like me shed a tear. In this new beautiful Sagan “Pale Blue Dot” remix, Torrey Meeks combines footage of the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, time-lapse footage (reminiscent of Koyaanisqatsi), and Sagan’s increasingly famous “Pale Blue Dot” intro narration. Beautiful, touching, and well-made. [...]

NASA – The Frontier Is Everywhere

In December, I asked whether y’all could handle more Carl Sagan remixes. The overwhelming answer was YES, so today I bring you “NASA – The Frontier is Everywhere,” a promotional social media video created for NASA, but not by NASA, featuring Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” narration. The video was made by Reid Gower, [...]

Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot” Lives On

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it’s forever.” -Carl Sagan So ends this inspiring video in which Sagan reads from his classic Pale Blue Dot, while we see famous photographs and listen to the music of Sigur Rós. An intense, if oddly calming, way to start your day. Warning: contains some [...]