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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Pluto and Other Truly Epic Space Photos For The Daily Beast: To quote another great space adventurer: “Almost…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] The Sixth Extinction: We’re Not The Dinosaurs, We’re The Asteroid Yes, humans are probably to blame for the Earth’s…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Mathematician to know: Emmy Noether Noether’s theorem is a thread woven into the fabric of the science For Symmetry…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] As of this week, I will be blogging regularly for Forbes on planetary science, climate change, physics, and math. My…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Last year, I went to a conference in Florida to hear — and in some cases meet — some of the leading thinkers in the…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Looking to the heavens for neutrino masses From Symmetry Magazine: Neutrinos may be the lightest of all the…
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My grandmother, Norma Francis, died early yesterday morning. Her health had been in rapid decline for the last few weeks, so we were expecting the worst, but there’s still no shaking the loss. That entire generation of family is vanishing — all four of my…
My grandmother, Norma Francis, died early yesterday morning. Her health had been in rapid decline for the last few weeks, so we were expecting the worst, but there's still no shaking the loss. That...
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Scientists Discover Hundreds of Hidden Galaxies The new type of faint, fluffy galaxy might help resolve a…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] And yes, I did refer to MOND as “a fungus in the basement of astronomy”. Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity?…
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As a young brat (1966) I postulated that the cosmological constant could be caused by the stretching of inter space, and that in fact the universe doesn't expand, it's collapsing continuously into itself like the snake swallowing it's tail. The possibility that the non finite singularities of multiple Black Hole gravities may account for the Dark Matter immeasurable beyond the event horizons is probably very unlikely. But it might be hard to disprove. I love Robert Penrose's take on the evolving dialogs of proofs and disproof. Check out his tome, "THE ROAD TO REALITY." The dialog goes on.
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Light from distant black holes doesn’t surf on waves of quantum foam Strongest check yet on quantum gravity effects…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] What killed the white dwarfs? (Aside from the giant explosion) Merger or extra matter? Two papers come to opposite…
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[ This blog is dedicated to tracking my most recent publications. Subscribe to the feed to keep up with all the science stories I write! ] Europa’s Salty Sea My first contribution to the brand-new magazine Hakai: You can find bits and pieces of Earth…
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Physicist, science writer, hat man
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I’m a physicist, science writer, public speaker, educator, and frequent wearer of jaunty hats. My writing and speaking specialties are cosmology, astronomy, and many other topics in physics, all aimed at non-specialist audiences. I have appeared in comics form as Pluto’s moon Nix. I’m currently writing a book on cosmology, with working title Back Roads, Dark Skies: A Cosmological Journey.
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