Photo: NASA rocket launch blows up frog

If you gotta give your life for science, this is the way to go —  so much more badass than ending up on a middle-school biology dissection table. Yes folks, that’s a frog getting blown away by a rocket launch. From NASA: “LADEE Frog Photobomb  Date: 6 Sep 2013 A still camera on a sound trigger  

DJ Mister Cee Resigns from Hot 97

After two decades on DJ Mister Cee signed off from WQHT on Wednesday, possibly for the last time. The New York-based hip-hop station plays on 97.1 FM and picks up in Connecticut. NY1 reports that

Companies, athletes slammed for 9/11-themed posts, ads

It shouldn’t be hard to commemorate or honor the people lost in the September 11 attacks, but some companies and individuals continue to stumble when reflecting on the 2011 tragedy. Yesterday, AT&T, the Los Angeles Lakers and others were severely burned for inopportune social media posts and promotional offers. It’s a mistake that has been  

New Canaan conservationist dead at 79

Donal O’Brien, a longtime leader of the National Audubon Society, died Sunday at the age of 79. The New Canaan resident died of complications from pneumonia, his daughter told the New York Times.

Brookyln bikeshare BMX breddah

Who said you can’t have fun on a heavy-as-hell bikeshare bike? From ANIMALNew York: There’s a lot of talk about the limitations of Citi Bikes: they’re heavy, people say, they’re slow, and they’re more suited to boring workday commutes than cycling that’s exciting in any way. In the spirit of testing those supposed limits, we  

Readers share Sept. 11 stories

[View the story “Where were you on 9/11?” on Storify] Thanks to all who shared their experiences from that difficult day.

Vandals deface 9/11 memorial in Louisiana

Vandals, possibly conspiracy theorists, defaced a 9/11 memorial in downtown Lafayette, La., KATC reports. Two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes were placed behind the towers, including a cutout of former President George W. Bush holding a wad of cash and a remote control nearby. The stabilizers on the planes include references to 9/11 conspiracy  

AT&T on blast for 9/11 tweet and following apology

It was bound to happen: somebody was going to post something offensive about September 11 on September 11. AT&T happened to oblige on Twitter when they posted “Never Forget” followed by an image of the New York skyline and a smartphone where the World Trade Center stood. Many people are not happy because the image