Wednesday, July 21, 2004

And now, The Nerd Report

Two nerd-worthy stories today (and I am a nerd, so I can use that term as one of endearment, rather than pejoratively), the first is my kind of nerding, the second, not so much.

Hawkings Says He Was Wrong About Black Holes, at the 17th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation in Dublin. His new theory settles the conflict between two theories of matter in the universe, one that says matter gets destroyed or somehow leaves this universe when sucked into a blackhole, the other says matter cannot be destroyed.

It's a bright day for subatmoic theorists. It's a dark day for science fiction fans. Black holes, however, still suck. (LJ, put down the tomatoes).

And this weekend, San Diego plays host to Comic-Con International. NPR reported on the new level of respect paid by Hollywood to this annual nerd-fest (now with more chicks! according to the report). With the success of SpiderMan (1 and 2), upcoming Catwoman, and other comic-heritaged movies, the box office draw of Comic-Conventioneers is undeniable. Celeb guests this year include Jude Law and both Buffy and Faith. Get your tickets today, kids.

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