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 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...

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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