Tuesday brought a ton of news with it. Outside of the Presidential election and the return of the Master Chief, Puerto Rico (non-bindingly) voted to become the 51st State in the Union. While Puerto Rico's ascension to statehood isn't guaranteed, Reddit has been buzzing with flag designs to welcome the 51st star.
We're always thinking about what the future will look like 'round these parts. Reddit user Gonzoblair, a kindred mind, whipped up an image predicting the Reddit frontpage in 3012. What's in store for the world?
In 1927, twenty-nine scientists gathered at the fifth Solvay Conference. That's a lot of mental bandwidth all in one place, and now a user on Reddit has given the venerable photo a little modern love.
We've seen some creative DIY projects over time, but this one could be moving to the top of the MacGyver leaderboard. Discovered by a Reddit exchange over some amazing space photos, it turns out the photos weren't taken by some mountaintop observatory, but rather by a regular guy, with a not-so-regular telescope worth $20,000 he built in his back yard.
President Obama took to Reddit Wednesday afternoon, for a half hour session where users could ask any question they wanted. Of course, lots of people would jump at that chance, so it didn't take long before the system crashed.
In case you haven't heard, Hurricane Isaac is ravaging the Gulf Coast today. And, if you haven't heard, this is the seven year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. If you're simply reading headlines, you'd think that the former is all but the second coming of the latter.
Engineers and staff from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, including plenty of the folks responsible for landing the Curiosity rover safely on Mars, took to Reddit to answer any and all questions about the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Well, they tried to answer — the session exploded and right now has over 7,000 comments. Here, we've collected 10 questions and answers we felt stand out from the bunch. The questions from Redditors and answers from the team at JPL are presented unedited.
Following the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, user-driven content aggregate Reddit became a leading source of updates and information. The site offered a news timeline as well as condolences.
Have you checked out the military's own versions of Facebook or YouTube or Wikipedia recently? No? That's probably because they're heavily censored and restricted, which is just what you want with social and crowdsourced media, and this is why the Pentagon now wants its own version of Reddit, called Eureka. Makes sense, right? ...Right?