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.
Booze is readily available on most flights. But the ingredients needed to make anything more complex than a Jack and Coke are nowhere to be found. Unless, of course, you're packing a Carry On Cocktail Kit. Available in six styles — Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule, Champagne Cocktail, Bloody Mary, and Hot Toddy — these self-contained, TSA-friendly tins includes everything you need to make a couple real drinks at 30,000 feet. Inside each kit are the proper ingredients for the cocktail such as bitters or craft tonic syrup, along with tools like jiggers and spoons, a recipe card, and linen coasters. All of which should help make that mid-morning flight from Omaha to Reno a little less boring.
Timex honors their rich watchmaking history with the Marlin Automatic Watch. This modern release is an aesthetic refresh of the iconic 1960s Marlin, replacing the original hand-wound movement with a 21 jewel automatic. The design has been updated here and there, but maintains the same clean, mid-century feel, and incorporates the original's signature acrylic domed crystal. It's finished with a date window at 3 o'clock and a classic leather strap using material from the S.B. Foot Tanning Company.
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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.