What broke this mug?

Aaarh. The bottom fell out of my Scienceblogs coffee mug today! Don’t fear, ya’ scurvies. No one was hurt. For those so inclined, I provide a photo of the fracture and a brief analysis of the structural failure. You know, just for kicks.

Planet Earth … with Tourette’s

Much deliberation has occurred here behind the scenes at DSN about whether to air the following clip. It’s horrible to ruin the beauty of nature by adding obscenity to a documentary. We are only posting this as an example of how not to conduct public outreach.