This Week in Geekdom

Happy Solstice everyone! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we'll start getting a bit more daylight after today. That might seem kind of trivial, but right now we're only getting about 9 hours of daylight at the home base of the Care and Feeding of Nerds and that's, quite frankly, just too much darkness. Fortunately, there's a wealth of colorful holiday decorations about to distract us for the rest of this week at least. Speaking of distractions, let's get down to the Week in Geekdom!


Add Archie Comics to the ranks of the other publishers that feel a reboot of their trademark franchises is a sure-fire way to bring in new readers. The relaunch is slated to begin in the second half of 2015 as part of a lead up to the celebrations commemorating 75 years of Archie Comics.


BFI claims that these are the top 100 sci-fi film characters of all time. Do you agree with the findings of their poll? 


Since today is, as mentioned above, the solstice, here's a fun collection of factoids about this point in the Earth's annual revolutions.
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The latest edition of Nature Communications includes a claim from a team of researchers at the University of Singapore that quantum physics may be less complicated than we've believed all along. 

We're now awash in top 10 lists attempting to encapsulate 2014. Nature is no exception to this trend, offering this list of the 10 biggest contributors in the scientific community during the past year.

Blackberry is in the midst of an enormous push to re-establish itself as a contender in the highly competitive smart devices market. The latest stage of their comeback plan: teaming up with Boeing to create a self-destructing 'spy' phone.

This year has seen incredible leaps in technology that allows for movement to be translated through a device through the power of thought. The latest installation of this awesome trend is this instance of a paralyzed woman beating her brother in rock, paper, scissors via a robot arm she controlled with her mind.

General Awesomeness

Free digital spirograph. Fair warning, it's incredibly addictive.

As always, best wishes for a wonderful week ahead!

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