20 years ago, a spacecraft named Cassini began a journey to the planet Saturn. Cassini spent 13 years orbiting the ringed planet, sending home pictures that greatly advanced our understanding of the solar system that we inhabit. With its mission accomplished, Cassini crashed into the planet it was studying. NPR looks at some of the highlights of what Cassini saw over the course of its trip.
The replicants have nowhere to hide. In the latest short leading up to the release of Blade Runner: 2049, a replicant on the run saves a woman and her child — and is found out in the process.
Referred to as the Jaws watch, the Alsta Nautsoscaph gathered a cult following after being spotted on the wrist of Richard Dreyfuss in the 1975 film. Forty years later, this remastered version is finally ready for your own shark-hunting adventures. The handsome dive watch is powered by a Seiko-made NH35A automatic movement (never needs a battery) and sports Super-LumiNova hands and dial markers, subtle date function, and a vintage-inspired domed crystal, all housed in a perfectly-sized, satin-finished, 40mm stainless steel case. Like the original, the Nautsoscaph II is shock-resistant, anti-magnetic, and water-resistant up to 999 feet. It arrives on a classic 20mm mesh bracelet, and is limited to just 300 pieces worldwide.
Durable. Versatile. Superior heat retention. Just a few of the reasons cast iron has been the cookware of choice for centuries. Keeping these time-honored characteristics intact, Portland-based Finex has updated the kitchen staple to create a modern heirloom skillet that's polished ultra-smooth for searing and frying, while its deep walls and construction make it also perfect for baking. Unlike traditional designs, the skillet has an octagon shape, creating multiple spouts for cleaner pours, and sports an innovative spring handle that stays cool longer. The Finex skillet arrives pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil.
12" Skillet / Size: 19.5" x 12.5" x 4" / Cooking Surface: 9.75" / Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Cooking Methods: Gas, Induction, Electric, Oven, Grill, Fire
Season seven of Game of Thrones is long gone, but HBO has been keeping our obsessions alive with a behind-the-scenes feature and now this animated prequel. Told in storybook style, the short series tells the history of the Seven Kingdoms — going back long before Robert's Rebellion. The first chapter focuses on the origin of House Targaryen, while the remaining legends will only be available with limited DVD and Blu-ray releases on December 12, 2017.
If you don't like Norm Macdonald's brand of comedy, don't expect him to change for you. Norm has made a career of doing what he likes, and you either love him or you don't. The Nerdwriter digs into the philosophy behind one of America's comedic legends.