Charon and Pluton orbiting their common center of gravity is my new everything. So excited for New Horizons to arrive at Pluto next year!

Charon and Pluton orbiting their common center of gravity is my new everything. So excited for New Horizons to arrive at Pluto next year!

A little write up on the first few weeks of the Mars MAVEN mission.

I wrote this piece for The Appendix about the ways the atomic transformations of Silver Age Marvel heroes both reflected the scientific concerns of the time and turned the heroes into powerful atomic weapons. 

My Denisovans piece is on the front page of Digg today. Pretty exciting.

My first piece for The Atlantic ran this morning. It’s about the Denisovans, a human cousin who lived alongside us in east and southeast Asia, and interbred with some Homo sapien populations. The fossil record is scant — two molars and a pinky toe — but we pieced together its lineage through DNA, and found a few more mysteries along the way. 

National Geographic’s story detailing the Voyager missions is fantastic. Give it a read … and a listen … and a look.