October 27, 2015

Occasionally, we write posts for the Huffington Post science blog.  We have two recent articles up that you might enjoy:

The Real Stars of the Show

On October 19th, President Obama opened the White House lawn to host an event for thousands of stars. These stars were not...

October 10, 2015

Social media can be a funny thing. On a Friday evening during a break of my son's soccer practice, I decided to look at Facebook. The first post was about an open letter from a male engineering student who acknowledged the difficulties his female counterparts most like...


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...

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