Posts Categorized: Recommended

Guest Post: Rocket Girls

An excerpt from Rise of the Rocket Girls, by Nathalia Holt Fascinating, beautifully written, enlightening history… I love this book. … It was 1968, and the women were gearing up for another go at Mars. Mariner 6 and 7 would be the latest craft to fly by the Red Planet. The computers eagerly plotted the... Read more »

Guest Post: “Life’s Beginning” by Richard Dawkins

An Excerpt From The Selfish Gene, By Richard Dawkins (40th Anniversary) 40 years later, this is still one of the best descriptions of evolution and natural selection of all time. Happy Birthday to “The Selfish Gene”! If you haven’t read it yet, you owe it to yourself to read it now: …Chemists have tried to imitate the... Read more »

Your Brain Is a Time Machine

My latest editing project, Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time by Dean Buonomano, is now available for pre-order! What is time? Why does time seem to speed up or slow down? Is our sense that time flows an illusion? Dean presents his own influential theory of how the brain tells time, and he... Read more »

Video: Gravitational Waves Detected

A team of scientists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away… by Dennis Overbye, Jonathan Corum and Jason Drakeford Click here to watch the 5 minute video  

Spot the International Space Station!

I’m pretty late to this party, but I just found out you can easily see the ISS flying overhead. And it’s an incredible sight… Click here to select your location and find out when the ISS will be flying over you