The newest Symphony of Science is here, and fuck yes I’m posting it. This time Carl Sagan comes down from the cosmos and croons about life on Earth; he’s joined by David Attenborough and Jane Goodall. This might be my favorite song since #2, frankly. But I have a soft spot for David Attenborough ever since I saw a video special where he stood in a near boiling spring to say something about a lizard (why he didn’t stand just outside the spring and point to the lizard is why he’s David Attenborough and a total badass). (Via Geekologie)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.