20 05, 2020

The Hubble Telescope’s First Space Photo Was Kind Of Blurry (Cool Weird Awesome 302)

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It was on this day in 1990 that the Hubble Space Telescope took its first photo from space. Unfortunately the telescope had a problem with one of its mirrors that required astronauts to go up and fix. Plus: for World Bee Day, the story of an Irish bee enthusiast who built a hive out of LEGO.

12 03, 2020

The Earth’s Rotation Is Slowing, Thanks To The Moon (Cool Weird Awesome 257)

By |2020-03-12T06:33:21-04:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

We’re hearing a lot about how a research project has shown that Earth days used to be about a half-hour shorter than they are now. Why is our planet rotating more slowly now? It's mostly because of the moon. Plus: in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the National Shag Dance Championships are getting underway.

4 07, 2019

What Was July 4th Like Before The Fourth Of July? (Cool Weird Awesome 76)

By |2019-07-04T14:03:44-04:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

It's the 243rd birthday of the United States, and we've done a lot of celebrating over those years. But what were people doing on the Fourth of July before American independence? One of the most interesting stories is from July 4, 1054 - in China.