Revolutionary Telescope Gets Green Light

An 82-foot telescope boasting ten times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully passed design reviews and is ready to be constructed.

The Giant Magellan Telescope will use a light-collecting mirror surface more than six times the area of current instruments to hunt for distant, potentially habitable planets and let astronomers time travel back to a billion years after the Big Bang.

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True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.” 

— ML King, Jr. [photos]


Featured video for this week is a “History of Nintendo” animation by Anthony Veloso - motion design and Quentin Dron - vector illustration.

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Peter Hepp made his first batch of beer for a school science project, and he’s been brewing ever since! This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme welcome Peter into the studio to talk about brewing at Birreria at NYC’s Eatlay. Tune in to hear Peter talk about his days brewing in the Middle East during his time in the Navy. Peter talks about the importance of using local ingredients in brewing. Find out the best way to source local ingredients in New York City! Peter shares his special apple beer with Mary, Chris, and friend-of-the-show, Zack Kinney. Listen in to hear the gang geek out about honey, and check out some conversations about the logistics of having a brew pub on a roof in Manhattan! This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch


“After getting shot at on a regular basis, there’s nothing you want to do more than drink a beer.” [4:30]

“When talking about collaborations- for most of us, our earliest brew days were with our buddies.” [13:50]

 Peter Hepp on Fuhmentaboudit!


The Oscars are coming!


The Oscars are coming!


A few of my illustrations from 2012 

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