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FTM Moving Pictures: Halloween Special

10/31/2018 // 17 Comments

  Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins are hunting for artificial flavors and caramel. Bowls of bite-sized chocolate confectionaries keep the undead kids happy, that way they won’t decorate the neighborhood with spoiled eggs or garlands of 2-ply toilet paper. Put on your red devil horns or toss a bedsheet over your head—the spirit of Halloween is gonna possess you. Boo. If you don’t mind sacrificing 49 seconds of your precious life, press the play button and watch the latest Mr. Bonez episode. The stop-motion animation features a few cinematic slashers (one of them just so happens [Click Here To Read Article...]

No Money Astronomy: Book Cover Reveal

09/04/2018 // 18 Comments

  You want to observe the night sky, but you also don’t want to sacrifice your fat piggy bank. Telescopes, eyepieces, binoculars, planetary filters, camera adapters…amateur astronomers use a variety of fancy toys to peek at the universe, however, these fancy toys cost an astronomical amount of cash. Flip through a telescope catalog and you’ll be dazzled by the expensive glass, but there’s just one itsy-bitsy problem—the cost. Some telescopes cost as much as a cheap car, and if you don’t have the funds of a supervillain, well…you’re shit out of [Click Here To Read Article...]

Deadliest Bloodsucker: Tick vs Vampire

08/05/2018 // 41 Comments

    The world is full of bloodsuckers. Some are large, and some have eight legs. The vampire is a creature of the dark: Widow’s peak, sharp fangs and velvet cape—the gentle pressure of sunlight cause these pale-skinned bloodsippers to explode into flames. Ticks are 20-million-year-old arachnids, and they were evolutionarily designed to chug the red stuff inside your veins. But… …which one is the deadliest bloodsucker?   Battle of the Bloodsuckers There are many depictions and adaptations of vampires. We don’t have time to piss and moan about the [Click Here To Read Article...]

Moon Mysteries: Lunar Cave

06/20/2018 // 10 Comments

  For at least 4.51 billion years—the Moon’s rocky face has been jabbed and whacked by rude asteroids. The history of violent events is forever recorded on the lunar landscape. Mountainous scars create a strange landscape, and mysteries are tucked inside cold shadows. We often take the Moon for granted or forgot that it’s a world still worth exploring. Put on your space suit and let’s solve a Moon mystery.   Bears, Lunar Pits & Mysteries Smart alecs know everything about lunar craters…what about lunar caves, though? Fancy orbiters whipped around the [Click Here To Read Article...]

Poetry Absurdity: Blue Crocodile

06/19/2018 // 8 Comments

  Sharp teeth. Cold blood. Scales and claws. If you see bubbles on the water, try not to scream! I’m just prowlin’ through the dirty mud.   I love to lounge in the rays of the Sun. It’s just me, though. No one is ever around. The birds or tasty mammals, they look at me…turn and run.   Don’t ignore my sharp eyes. Don’t be in denial. There’s a cool reptile lookin’ through you. I’m not in the mood too eat! Please just listen to my song— the endangered cry of a blue crocodile.   Leather jacket and shades. Mouth full of [Click Here To Read Article...]

Nicolenya Caltman: Romancing The Moon

05/29/2018 // 31 Comments

  Put on your spacesuit and get ready to explore the Moon. Nicolenya Caltman published a new paperback book: Romancing The Moon. Filled with artistic photographs and visceral poetry which burns brighter than a cosmic furnace. Nicolenya Caltman’s latest creative endeavor fills the cold void, while enlightening your mind, heart, and soul. Fickle crushes are extinguished by the frigid winds of change, and cheap infatuations burn out, just like a sun that no longer shines. What prevents our heart from burning out? Nicolenya Caltman has the answer: unconditional love.     [Click Here To Read Article...]

2018 Backyard Astronomy Events: Conjunction, Partial Solar Eclipse, Meteor Showers & More

04/20/2018 // 7 Comments

    Put on your space helmet and let’s explore the night sky. A variety of astronomical wonders can be observed during 2018. Host your own meteor shower party, or schedule some time to photograph an astronomical conjunction. Mars is also getting ready to wage war—do you have what it takes to survive the battle? Arm yourself with a celestial infographic and choose your own cosmic adventure.     Astronomical conjunctions are relatively common, so take advantage of the situation and scratch this event off your bucket list.  July 15, 2018—the Moon and Venus will [Click Here To Read Article...]

Flower Power: A Closer Look at Spring Pollen

04/02/2018 // 9 Comments

    Colorful zombies are rising from the ground, and they’re hungry for sunlight. The fundamental aspects of nature are often unnoticeable. Subatomic particles, molecules, microbes, viruses, bacteria…the tiny stuff is everywhere, and we sure as shit can’t exist without them. Technology allows us to glimpse into the microcosm, but our squishy eyeballs were evolutionarily designed to watch television. Just kidding. Kind of. The mundane properties of our busy lives are distracting. No one wants to be eaten by a saber-toothed tiger. Big stuff matters, of course. Our [Click Here To Read Article...]

Infinitesimal Reality: Spring is Frozen

03/21/2018 // 8 Comments

  A prophetic groundhog predicted this would happen. Spring sprouted on March 20, 2018, but winter refuses to melt. Unusual snowstorms are scheduled to disrupt people’s lives. Put on your earmuffs and coat—let’s shrink our perspective and take a closer look at itty-bitty pieces of cold reality. Our last investigation examined melting snow sculptures. We also enjoyed watching winter evaporate, because we also assumed winter was cooked. Finished. Down for the count. It was supposed to be over, and that’s when a damn groundhog saw its shadow. We’re you expecting [Click Here To Read Article...]

Infinitesimal Reality: Winter is Melting

02/27/2018 // 13 Comments

    Winter’s cold grasp is starting to get warm. Let’s shrink our perspective and take a closer look at melting snow sculptures—crafted by the chromatic edge of sunlight. We all have seen fluffy white stuff descend from moody clouds. Now it’s time to witness the demise of a frigid season. If you’re expecting to see icy swans, well…prepare to be disappointed. You’re not going to see any of that. These snow sculptures are mutated and don’t resemble anything you have ever seen. But that’s okay. Each photographic frame represents a brief [Click Here To Read Article...]