Near the end of 2013, country music critic Grady Smith came to the depressing realization that the most popular songs in the genre that year were all basically the same song.
I've put together a spreadsheet of all of the new books that I read in 2014, inspired by Ghost in the Machine's post chronicling what he read in 2013 (sorry if I'm stepping on your toes, Ghost), and it's been really interesting to review the data and use it to perhaps set some goals for 2015.
This was a quiet yet memorable year for tornadoes in the United States. With around 900 tornadoes on the books, here are some interesting maps that show all of the areas hit by tornadoes in 2014, from the twin tornadoes in Nebraska to storms nearly a mile wide in Mississippi. http://thevane.gawker.com/how-did-the-ra...
Scifi author and futurist David Brin has penned a fascinating piece for Bloomerg in which he argues that the previous two centuries didn't really get going until their 14th year — and that 2014 could follow a similar pattern.
With 2014 literally around the corner, we've been making predictions about what the year ahead could bring. And, after peering deep into the darkness of our blank television screens, we have some ideas about just what we might see on TV in the next twelve months.
What will 2014 bring? Will all our mail really be delivered by robots? Will the new Planet of the Apes finally deliver an image more iconic than Charlton Heston yelling at a statue? Do you have a prediction about what the year has in store for you personally? Tell us your predictions about the year ahead.
As 2013 draws to a close, we once again cast our thoughts to all things astronomical for the coming year. For the last half decade, I've been constructing this list of all things astronomical for the following 365 days, lovingly distilling the events transpiring worldwide down to a 101 "best events of the year." Here…