The total solar eclipse that will take place over North America in a couple of weeks is a chance for millions of people to experience an exciting event (with proper viewing glasses to protect our sensitive eyes, of course!). Given the population’s demographics, it stan...

February 20, 2016


Lately, we've been blogging over at the Daily Beast and the Huffington Post.  You can catch up with our most recent pieces here:


It’s Time to Abolish Science’s Boys Club

This has been a challenging year for women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and...

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...

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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