Messier Monday: A Spiral Sliver Headed Our Way, M98 (Synopsis)

“[L]ife is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.” –Virginia Woolf One of the only members of the Virgo Cluster… that isn’t located in Virgo! When it comes to wonders of the night sky, you might think that if you’ve seen one galaxy, you’ve seen them … Read moreMessier Monday: A Spiral Sliver Headed Our Way, M98 (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Greatest Cabaret in the World (Synopsis)

“I love that moment just before the curtain goes up…It’s a thrill that’s unequaled anywhere.” -Joel Grey Seven of the greatest and most entertaining achievements of human ingenuity. I don’t know how many of you have ever come across the French television show Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde (The Greatest Cabaret in the World), but … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Greatest Cabaret in the World (Synopsis)

Ask Ethan #27: Will the Earth and Moon survive? (Synopsis)

“They do not see what lies ahead, when Sun has faded and Moon is dead.”  -J.R.R. Tolkien Someday, the Sun will expand, engulfing Mercury and Venus, and then some. Will we survive? It’s an exciting week, as our long-running Ask Ethan series debuts over at Medium! You can still send in your questions and suggestions here, and … Read moreAsk Ethan #27: Will the Earth and Moon survive? (Synopsis)

Can science ever be “settled”? (Synopsis)

“All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.”  –Thomas J. Watson You’ll frequently hear people say, “the science is settled.” Scientifically speaking, … Read moreCan science ever be “settled”? (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: Ten things a Dad told his children (Synopsis)

“Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.” –Aldous Huxley Phrases that only came out of one man’s mouth because of his kids. It’s common knowledge that I myself don’t have any children, but have spent the better portion of my adult life educating children of all … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Ten things a Dad told his children (Synopsis)