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    November 20, 2013

    SLU Students, NASA Launch Camera Into Space

    A spacecraft built and operated by Saint Louis University students was launched into orbit Tuesday night. COPPER (SLU-01) -- a one-kilogram, ten-centimeter cube designed to test how infrared cameras fare in space -- is the product of three years of design and construction by more than 50 engineerin ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    December 20, 2012

    NASA on the End of the Mayan Calendar: Everything's Fine, You People Are Nuts

    Do you fear that tomorrow is the last day ever? It's certainly the end of the long-count calendar used by the ancient Mayans (whose descendants don't actually believe that we all die tomorrow). But does that mean it's curtains for our planet?No, says NASA. With a giant, exhausted, empirical sigh. Pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From December 17 to 23

    Plenty of excellent shows this week; particularly as we enter the weekend -- local releases galore. We'll get into that in more detail on the weekend post though. Supposedly, the world is ending this weekend as well. I know what you are thinking, and I don't really buy it either, but then again the ... More >>

  • Film

    May 3, 2012
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    April 17, 2012

    Astronaut Andre Kuipers Should Be Your Twitter Friend

    Andre Kuipers is part of the 31st permanent crew on the International Space Station, and only the second Dutch astronaut to make it to space. In addition to being a doctor, a scientist and teacher, Kuipers is also a photographer. His bilingual Twitter feed is a daily treasure trove of scientific won ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    October 13, 2011

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

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    September 22, 2011

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

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    September 13, 2011

    Black Moth Super Rainbow At Off Broadway, 9/12/11: Review

    ​Black Moth Super Rainbow | Marshmallow Ghosts | Dosh Off Broadway September 12, 2011 Sometimes it's hard to remember that these people making these sounds are just people. Get them in front of you, mostly maskless, wearing their every day human faces and clothes made out of fabric and threa ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    August 16, 2011

    NASA: Ocean Cells Blamed for Heat Dome of 2011

    nasa.govNASA data showed unusually warm air over the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans this summer.​Scientists at NASA believe they have an explanation for the "heat dome" of 2011 that contributed to the persistently hot temperatures throughout the South and Midwest this summer. Data from the N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Crime Cameras Begin Operation in North St. Louis' 21st Ward

    Photos: Chad GarrisonNeighborhood liaison officer Quiana Dickerson monitors the video streams from fourteen cameras in the 21st Ward.​It looks a bit like NASA's Mission Control inside a new St. Louis police substation still under construction on Natural Bridge Road. Sitting in front of three gigan ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    The Last Space Shuttle Launch And Obsolete Music-Delivery Systems

    ​Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Rockwell Knuckles' "Silly Human" is NPR's Song of the Day

    Jennifer Silverberg​Rockwell Knuckles steady takeover got a boost today from NPR, which has his "Silly Human" as its track of the day. The blurb was written by Ben Westhoff, a former RFT staffer and recently named the new music editor at our sister paper, LA Weekly. The subhead on the article ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Moon Dust Stolen from NASA Recovered in St. Louis

    www.regencystamps.comThe "speck" in question. Click photo for a full-size view of the moon dust.​A speck of moon dust believed to have been smuggled out of NASA years ago has returned to the space agency after spending time in both Germany and St. Louis. The dust was supposed to be placed up for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    It's Life, Jim, But Not As We Know It

    ​Space geeks have been crapping their pants since news hit the Interwebs Monday that NASA was holding a press conference "to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." The announcement further defined astrobiology as "the study of the origin ... More >>

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    December 3, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: RT @RuthBourdain: Wow. NASA has discovered a completely new life form. Two questions: How the fuck does it taste? And, can you sous vide it? Kakao Choc ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    The Over the Shoulder Wine/Coffee/Lo Mein/Beer/Wheatgrass Holder

    image via​This week the foodernet was abuzz about the ultimate wine rack, the Wine Rack. That's right: a bra that holds 25 ounces of every girl's favorite beverage, wine! With a polyurethane panel built into the bra cups and a drinking tube snaked from the one on the right, it's a a convenient ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010
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    March 10, 2010
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    January 4, 2010

    Wash U. Aims for the Moon by 2019

    Wikimedia CommonsThat dark area on the lower left is the South Pole-Aitken Basin, where Wash. U. researchers hope to send a probe sometime this decade.​MoonRise, a project developed by Washington University researchers, has been named a finalist for NASA's next space science venture, scheduled for ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    December 15 Last Day To Buy Intergalactic Property Before Christmas!

    Stew Smith​Attention Earthlings: Is there really any better way to let your loved ones know how much you care than by buying them a piece of intergalactic property? The Lunar Embassy is currently selling one-acre parcels of land on the moon with prime Earth views, for the super-low price of $19.99 ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 8.18

    ​NASA's busy in the kitchen, improving food for the International Space Station and developing meals for Mars. (Los Angeles Times, USA Today)Soda and juice linked to fatty liver. Beer linked to better bone density. And we're still not sure about how coffee and headaches work. (The Telegraph, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009


    Ever wonder how far the NASA astronauts traveled when they were hoofing it around the moon? How about the amount of ground they covered relative to the size and shape of the average Major League Baseball diamond? No? Didn't think so.Nevertheless, as part of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA pr ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Come Fly With Me

    In space, no one can hear you buzz

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    February 17, 2009

    The Noble Writ: My Go-To Red

    Dave Nelson is the author of the blog Beer, Wine and Whisky. He writes about wine for Gut Check every Tuesday.As time will show, I'm a pretty diverse drinker -- but that doesn't mean I don't have my favorites. I thought sharing one of these would be a nice introduction to my new wine column, the Nob ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    July 18, 2007


    Randy Roberts, who takes over on Monday as music editor at LA Weekly, sent us this link to a NASA site: Planets over Pony Express Lake / Dan Bush (Missouri Skies) "Explanation: Beautiful sunset sky colors are reflected in Pony Express Lake in this twilight skyview from northern Missouri, USA, plan ... More >>

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    June 27, 2007
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    August 16, 2006


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    June 23, 2004

    History-Making Flight

    The X Prize is back on the map

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    April 7, 2004

    Making Traks

    Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe

  • Culture

    March 24, 2004

    Uncommonly Playful

    You can't swing a dead cat without hitting a theater offering

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Hey, Mr. Spaceman

    Unreal wants proof of this whole "Mars" thing; plus, Rochell Moore readies her arsenal of biblical curses (again), and we unveil the Official Unreal Wardrobe Malfunction Nipple Shield™ (just in time for Mardi Gras!)

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    What Are Your Predictions for 2004?

    Week of January 14, 2004

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    December 31, 2003

    This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    Week of December 31, 2003

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 24, 2003

    Best Reading Series

    Left Bank Books

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    April 30, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of April 30, 2003

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    April 2, 2003

    Sports Bar

    Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill

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    February 12, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2000

    Star Trek Starts Here

    Over the moon for the International Space Station

  • Music

    July 26, 2000

    16 Deluxe

    The local-music compilation Suite 16 has womanly charms to please almost any listener

  • Film

    July 5, 2000

    Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald

    Written and directed by Koki Mitani

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    November 24, 1999


    An ambitious new book chronicles the glorious sights of the Apollo missions

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    November 17, 1999


    St. Louis Art Museum

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    January 6, 1999

    Arianna's Comet

    Well, it was almost her comet. Turned out to be a galaxy instead. But "there's still more space to search."

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    December 23, 1998
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