SpaceX – of course – is already one of my favorite companies on the planet, or even throughout Known Space. They’re not-so-quietly revolutionizing the terran space industry with the humble goal of ultimately “enabling people to live on other planets.” Hey, I’m a person!...
In my day job – a phrase that still doesn’t roll off the tongue, having been a freelancer for two decades – I work at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh...
In honor of Peter Higgs and Francois Englert being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics 48 years after they predicted the existence of the Higgs Boson, here’s all I have to say on the matter: To see the joke in action/context, here’s a stand up routine of mine that’s been online since 2009...
Wow. This is the most awesome thing I saw yesterday, even though I watched – and enjoyed – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. This short video entitled, “Box,” packed a bigger punch in five minutes than Joss Whedon and ABC did in an hour...
The olinguito has become a science media darling this past week. And why not? It’s small and furry and doesn’t look quite like anything you’ve seen before.
In North Carolina, this was a big year for cicadas. Our 17-year cicadas, after biding their time underground for so very long, finally emerged in the spring.
I've been waiting a long time for this. Fresh from its debut at San Diego Comic-Con, the first official trailer for the reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos : In August of 2008, I attended the third annual SciFoo conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA...
I rarely get to shoot dragonflies as they hungrily patrol their airspace, never stopping to rest. But sometimes they alight and, when they do, I'm there, camera in hand.
You might not know this about me but I have a particular science art fetish: I'm into insect photography. By which, of course, I mean photographs taken by insects.
When I first saw this video I thought it was fake. Perhaps an April Fool's joke. But, not only is it real, it is a phenomenon that's been known for hundreds of years.
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