A SpaceX Dragon Capsule docked with the International Space Station, hopefully inaugurating an era when the west can continue its space business without relying on certain problematic countries. The test flight carried no people, only a dummy named, believe it or not, Ripley.

In nerd entertainment news, the year 2020 will not only give us the next Halloween to fall on a Saturday with a full moon1, it will see a new, animated Scooby-Doo movie, with some notable names doing voices. Mystery, Inc. will join forces with other Hanna-Barbera characters to stop…. Dick Dastardly?

Well, this could be interesting.

Click for a continued blend of science and nerd culture sightings:

Tires made from lobster? Slave-trading spotting from space? Science Magazine has an interesting round-up this week!

Cosplayers go to a Genericon “rave” because, why not? Courtesy of Captain Cleanfreak. This year’s Geniricon took place in Troy, New York, February 22-24.

Other recent Con videos by various SF fans include Katsucon, Maryland:

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1. We’re having a party on that auspicious evening. We even live across the street from a haunted house. If you’re a regular Bureau reader or contributor, consider dropping by.

Details in another year or so!