From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?
Like it or not, television has the power to shape our perceptions of the world. So what do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? Good Times debuted in 1974, in the midst of a recession. Many people were struggling. For a time, it was one of ...
Study: Oddball Shape of Moon Sculpted By Earth’s Gravity
Earth’s powerful gravity helped to sculpt the moon into its oddball shape many years ago, shortly after both bodies were formed, a new study suggests. Tidal forces exerted during the early days of the solar system can explain most of the moon’s large ...
What Is The World's Greatest Pasta Shape? Or, Why Linguine Is Bullshit
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering roaches, revolutions, jizz nutritional values, and more. What is the most overrated pasta shape? I say spaghetti. That is, unless you ...
Tidal forces gave moon its shape: Study
giving it a slight lemon shape with a bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on the opposite side. "The two processes left distinct signatures, however, in the moon's gravity field. Because the crust is lighter than the underlying mantle ...
Lunar bulge: Tidal forces gave moon its shape
"On top of that you have tides due to the gravitational pull of the Earth, and that creates sort of a lemon shape with the long axis of the lemon pointing at the Earth." But this fossil bulge process cannot fully account for the current shape of the moon.