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Treebeard Joins the NRA

[Treebeard addresses the other Ents assembled in the forest]: "We come from that line of Ents who broke from Sauron to live their own lives as free trees...

May 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness

Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness

The latest installment of Star Trek warps into theaters this weekend, compressing decades of canon into an action-oriented thrill ride. Regardless of whether or not you like what J.J.

May 16, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Death By Lens Flare: Drink Into Darkness

The latest installment of Star Trek warps into theaters this weekend, compressing decades of canon into an action-oriented thrill ride. Regardless of whether or not you like what J.J.

May 16, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Welcome to Overthinking It!

Welcome to Overthinking It!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Overthinking It, a blog looking at science and pop-culture through the lens of extreme nerdery. Through superheroes, Serenity, zombies, and Zelda, I try to find the hidden science in all our favorite fandoms...

May 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Welcome to Overthinking It!

Hey everyone! Welcome to Overthinking It , a blog looking at science and pop-culture through the lens of extreme nerdery. Through superheroes, Serenity , zombies, and Zelda, I try to find the hidden science in all our favorite fandoms...

May 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill
How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends?

How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends?

In a cup or two a day, the caffeine in coffee tweaks us out enough to be the driving force behind the workforce. Ingest all the coffee that they did on Friends, however, and you'll be asking yourself, "could I be...any more dead?" No TV show exemplified our love of coffee more than Friends...

April 29, 2013 — Kyle Hill

How Many People Could You Kill With All the Caffeine Consumed on Friends?

In a cup or two a day, the caffeine in coffee tweaks us out enough to be the driving force behind the workforce. Ingest all the coffee that they did on Friends, however, and you’ll be asking yourself, “could I be…any more dead?”No TV show exemplified our love of coffee more than Friends ...

April 29, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled from Infrared?

Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled from Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Could the Boston Bomber Have Fled From Infrared?

Late last Friday a terrible week that began with the bombing of the Boston Marathon came to a satisfying, if somber, conclusion. The last alleged perpetrator of the horrific events at the marathon and MIT was arrested after a most dangerous game of hide and seek.To help bring Dzhokhar Tsarneav to justice, officials took advantage of what is usually invisible to us—heat.Photos (and videos) like these highlight just how far detective technology has come...

April 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Physics of Fred Flintstone's Flaming Feet

The Physics of Fred Flintstone's Flaming Feet

I hope that the father of the "modern Stone Age family" has thick skin, or else he is going to lose his legs. Let's put aside the fact that Fred Flintstone basically runs to work and therefore doesn't really need his wheels (or that he would need the quads of a god to get them [...]..

April 22, 2013 — Kyle Hill

The Physics of Fred Flintstone s Flaming Feet

I hope that the father of the “modern Stone Age family” has thick skin, or else he is going to lose his legs.Let’s put aside the fact that Fred Flintstone basically runs to work and therefore doesn’t really need his wheels (or that he would need the quads of a god to get them moving)...

April 22, 2013 — Kyle Hill
What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal about the Waco Explosion

What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal about the Waco Explosion

On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings...

April 18, 2013 — Kyle Hill

What Mushroom Clouds Can Reveal About The Waco Explosion

On Wednesday night a fertilizer plant north of Waco, Texas, caught fire and exploded. The violent rupture shook the earth for miles around (the explosion was picked up by seismographs in Oklahoma), set fire to the surroundings, and collapsed nearby buildings.Tragically, as you might suspect with an explosion this size, there are many suspected fatalities and hundreds have been admitted to area hospitals.As chilling pictures like these rolled in, the comparison to an atomic mushroom cloud by the media was immediate...

April 18, 2013 — Kyle Hill
The Coroner Report: Weekend at Bernie's

The Coroner Report: Weekend at Bernie's

Nearly 25 years after Bernie Lomax was killed, a new coroner's report sheds light on how his body endured so much trauma, and why the two responsible violated the Geneva Convention.

April 12, 2013 — Kyle Hill
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