1. If your summer at work is anything like mine, I bet you could use this:


2. And I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this yet: The official trailer to the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyessy  series, aka the “sequel” to Dr. Sagan’s Cosmos series.

Yes, it looks blockbuster-y more than science-y at first watch–but the point of Cosmos was/is to make science accessible to a broad audience, and audiences today like blockbusters. I was  delighted by it–byt the Sagan voiceover, the “cosmic calendar” showing up again, and Dr. Tyson’s bad-ass new version of the  “spaceship of the imagination.