Author: Nicole

Nicole Gugliucci is a Ph.D astronomer and works with the fabulous project known as CosmoQuest. Her home on the internet can be found at One Astronomer's Noise.

New favorite webcomic

Thanks to a little April Fools prank by Randall Munroe of xkcd, I have a new favorite comic for my morning routine, Questionable Content. Check it out, especially if you like interesting plot lines, dry wit, and emo-kid bashing.

iPod Humor

From Lore Sjöberg at Wired… I finally bought a proper iPod, the kind that has a screen and comes with a jar of faux-hawk cream. I already had an iPod shuffle, but I never felt I truly belonged to the…

Something old, something new…

So…. it’s been a while since my ramblings have hit the web, being busy, or pretending to be busy and all. Let’s ease into this slowly with a not very interesting (to me anyway) article on Slashdot about PayPal reminding…

Feeling old again…

It’s amazing to see what people use to judge their feeling of being old, my labmate just pointed out. I just had a wee fit about my age. Searching through iTunes for something I haven’t heard in a while, I…

Sunny California

I’ve been working at Berkeley for the past few days, and it’s been quite a nice, thought incredibly busy, time. On the way to the hotel from the airport, I thought about how every time I go to a new…

The commercialization of weddings…

I’m hanging out in the Charlottesville airport, a cute and cozy one by most standards, thinking about the past weekend I had with my friends and wedding gown fitting. We had an amazing time, and the bride-to-be looked absolutely gorgeous…

"In the Shadow of the Moon"

A new documentary by Ron Howard is coming out, called “In the Shadow of the Moon.” The trailer makes me swoon. It has all kinds of footage from the Apollo missions, with commentary by the astronauts themselves. Soooo coooool. http://www.intheshadowofthemoon.com/