Don’t call it a smartwatch, but the Surge is the most capable Fitbit yet.
Charon and Pluton orbiting their common center of gravity is my new everything. So excited for New Horizons to arrive at Pluto next year!
NASA’s new Mars orbiter, MAVEN, sends home its first amazing images.
A little write up on the first few weeks of the Mars MAVEN mission.
X-planes have been the proving ground for innovative flight tech. From the first plane to break the sound barrier to high altitude, long endurance (HALE) tests, the 56 planes spanning nearly 60 years have captured the imaginations of aviation enthusiasts.
How the atom bomb shaped the Silver Age of comics.
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.
Meet the first human-related species to be identified with more than fossil records.
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.
When they embarked on an epic adventure, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched humanity on a bold new era of exploration.
National Geographic’s story detailing the Voyager missions is fantastic. Give it a read … and a listen … and a look.