December 19, 2017

Most of us probably think of energy a quite a bit. We comment on how much energy we are feeling or lacking, etc. Perhaps we give some extra consideration to the concept of energy when our monthly bill from the utility company arrives. On a larger scale, we may worry ab...

November 20, 2017

Understanding scale, or magnitude, is essential for making informed decisions in modern society today. Is that figure just quoted by a politician a lot or a little? Did the news just report something incredibly important or within the range of normal?

We wrote “Magnitud...

November 1, 2017

Many moons ago, our society existed in simpler times. We refer to this epoch as “PS,” or Pre-Starbucks.

Once upon this “PS” time, we didn’t have the ubiquitous green logo on many city corners or in country stores. (There was once even a time when a Dunkin’ Donuts didn’t...

October 25, 2017

Our new book, “Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe,” goes on sale on November 7th. We are so excited for the book to make its way out into the expansive world that we’d like to extend a special offer. If you order a copy of the book by November 14, 2017 and send us pr...

October 18, 2017

What do natural disasters, gravitational waves from space, and Taylor Swift have to do with one another? The obvious answer is “not much.”

However, these seemingly disparate phenomena all have one very important thing in common: the requirement to comprehend and consume...

We are about a month away from our latest book, "Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe" being released (November 7, 2017)!  To celebrate, today we are dropping our homemade book trailer.  Yes, that's right, we made it ourselves with very little video production expertis...

September 23, 2017

This week’s horrific and heartbreaking earthquake in Mexico is a reminder of the destructive power earthquakes can deliver.  It also comes on the heels of another earthquake in a different part of Mexico just two weeks before.

Relief map of Mexico. Credit: Carport, CC B...

This week, Hurricane Harvey has seemingly exhausted every superlative that can be associated with a storm. Words like “catastrophic” and “historic” and “disastrous” are just some of those being used to try to explain what is happening in Texas and Louisiana. In today’s...

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