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Light takes on many forms – including radio waves, ultraviolet, X-rays, and more – that are invisible to us and largely undetectable without modern technology.   Since scientists began discovering there were “other” types of light at the start of the...


Over the weekend, an online firestorm erupted when an astronomer referred to “boys with toys” when talking about telescopes during an interview with NPR.  That comment might not, at first glance, seem particularly offensive.  But it’s yet one more recent example of a...

May 14, 2015

A number of years ago, I rode my bike from the northern tip of Idaho to the Pacific Ocean. I rode “fully loaded,” which meant I carried my tent, clothes, etc. on the back of the bike. (I did not try to bring all of my food – just water and snacks. I felt totally justif...

May 7, 2015


In the scheme of things, talking about the work you’ve done in writing a book should be one of the easier parts, right? After all, we’ve done all of the research, written thousands of words, found hundreds of images, and put it all together over the course of months.



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