Category Archives: Science

Life Must Annihilate Itself

A mysterious meteor has landed in a national park, and a bizarre translucent barrier has expanded outward, slowly, from the point of impact. It’s called The Shimmer, and all efforts to discover what’s causing it, or what’s going on inside, have … Continue reading

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Flashbulb Memories!

Think about the most vivid memory you have. It’s probably about an emotionally charged event– your first kiss, or the death of a beloved pet. It feels really fresh, like it happened yesterday. Since it’s so vivid, it’s gotta be … Continue reading

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The Star That Trolled Astronomers

It blinks like an alien beacon. It’s in outer space like an alien beacon. But it’s not an alien beacon. Just what is it?

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The Apollo Program’s Loneliest Astronauts

Ever wonder what Michael Collins and the Command Module Pilots of the Apollo Moon missions did while their colleagues were taking small steps and giant leaps? Find out in this video I wrote for SciShow Space!

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The Truth About the Million-Dollar Space Pen

Check out this video I wrote for SciShow Space! Did NASA really waste a ton of money to make a pen that could write in space? Why not just copy the Soviets, and use pencils?

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Why Are Rockets Launched in Florida?

Ever wonder why NASA launches most of its rockets from Florida, of all places? Turns out NASA has a need- a need for speed. Check out this video I wrote for SciShow Space- and don’t forget to click here and subscribe!

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Regular Coverage Will Resume Momentarily

So it turns out the post that was going to go up this week needs more work. I always find a counterexample the night before. In its place, I leave you with two videos from the ever reliable CGP Grey, … Continue reading

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You Have Meddled With the Primal Forces of Time, Captain Kirk!

(Spoilers ahead for a fifty-year-old TV episode. Proceed at your own risk.) I haven’t seen most of the original Star Trek series from the 1960s, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For me, Star Trek is The Next … Continue reading

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Oversimplifying Dinosaurs and Science Journalism

I know this is off-topic, but I’m working on a new script that has encouraged me to reconnect with one of my oldest passions: dinosaurs. Now my hair stands up on the back of my neck whenever I see a … Continue reading

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To Have Your Cake And Measure Its Momentum Too

If you can’t get enough Norwegian political/espionage thrillers like Occupied, don’t worry; I have another one for you. The Heavy Water War is also available to stream from Netflix, and covers a British and Norwegian program to sabotage the German … Continue reading

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