That Awkward Moment of the Day: A Homecoming Queen Candidate Wants Nirvana to Record a Greeting for Her

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That Awkward Moment of the Day: A Homecoming Queen Candidate Wants Nirvana to Record a Greeting for Her
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Yesterday, Seattle-based record label Sub Pop shared a letter on their Tumblr blog that had reportedly come from a Virginia Tech student, asking the singer of Nirvana if "she" would appear in a video to be shown during Homecoming Week along with members of the Ying Yang Twins, Slightly Stoopid and some NFL stars. According to the post, Sub Pop staff members dressed up like Nirvana and recorded a forthcoming response. Could this be an elaborate prank? Sub Pop

The Rainbow Connection

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and here's a breakdown of how it works (explanation begins at 4:14):

Colonizing Other Worlds Will Take Huge Spaceships

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Colonizing Other Worlds Will Take Huge Spaceships
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f humanity ever wants to colonize a planet beyond the solar system, it's going to need a really big spaceship. The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, said Cameron Smith, an anthropologist at Portland State University in Oregon. Such a large group would possess a great deal of genetic and demographic diversity, giving the settlement the best chance of survival during the long space voyage and beyond, he explained.