5 NASA Photos That Changed The World (Synopsis)

“Truth in science, however, is never final, and what is accepted as a fact today may be modified or even discarded tomorrow. Science has been greatly successful at explaining natural processes, and this has led not only to increased understanding of the universe but also to major improvements in technology and public health and welfare.” … Read more5 NASA Photos That Changed The World (Synopsis)

The Four Ways The Earth Will Actually End (Synopsis)

“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. On this shore we’ve learned most of what we know. Recently, we’ve waded a little way out, maybe ankle-deep, and the water seems inviting. Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return.” -Carl Sagan Here … Read moreThe Four Ways The Earth Will Actually End (Synopsis)

How much fuel does it take to power the world? (Synopsis)

“In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads.” -Stewart Brand Arguably the greatest advance of humanity — and the cause of the greatest increase in our quality of life … Read moreHow much fuel does it take to power the world? (Synopsis)

Now is absolutely the time to politicize Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters (Synopsis)

“Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed levees and exploded the conventional wisdom about a shared American prosperity, exposing a group of people so poor they didn’t have $50 for a bus ticket out of town. If we want to learn something from this disaster, the lesson ought to be: America’s poor deserve better than this.” -Michael Eric Dyson … Read moreNow is absolutely the time to politicize Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters (Synopsis)

Ask Ethan: How Can A Nation Have Nuclear Power Without The Danger Of Nuclear Weapons? (Synopsis)

“We have to understand the ubiquity of energy in everything we do. Energy is core to our economy and it brings with it environmental challenges, and it’s core to our security challenges.” -Ernest Moniz In 1953, then-President Eisenhower, in the aftermath of World War II and with rising tensions between the USA and the Soviet … Read moreAsk Ethan: How Can A Nation Have Nuclear Power Without The Danger Of Nuclear Weapons? (Synopsis)

Why The Sky Is Blue, According To Science (Synopsis)

“That’s a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.” -Jandy Nelson There are all sorts of explanations that people give for why the sky is blue. Some say that it’s because of the fact that oxygen is a light blue gas. Others contend that the sky reflects the blue ocean, giving … Read moreWhy The Sky Is Blue, According To Science (Synopsis)

The Terrifying Physics Of How Wildfires Spread So Fast (Synopsis)

“I’d rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure fire you know where your flames are, but in the woods it can move anywhere; it can come right up behind you.” -Tom Watson On September 2nd, a group of teenagers were lighting fireworks in the Columbia Gorge near Eagle Creek. They would … Read moreThe Terrifying Physics Of How Wildfires Spread So Fast (Synopsis)

How Hurricane Harvey’s Record-Setting Rainfall Is Happening Right Now (Synopsis)

“The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia, but it can’t flood out the memories.” -Tom Dempsey As I write this, the gulf coast is currently being battered by Hurricane Harvey, with a few locations already having accumulated more than three feet of rainfall. This storm shows no signs of letting up anytime … Read moreHow Hurricane Harvey’s Record-Setting Rainfall Is Happening Right Now (Synopsis)

Ten Surprises For Scientists And Skywatchers During The Total Solar Eclipse (Synopsis)

“All that is now All that is gone All that’s to come and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.” -Pink Floyd No matter how well-prepared you were for your first total solar eclipse, no amount of reading or photograph-searching could do the experience justice. There were … Read moreTen Surprises For Scientists And Skywatchers During The Total Solar Eclipse (Synopsis)

Humans can’t tell legitimate science from junk science (Synopsis)

“I’m old enough to remember when the polio vaccine was still new. Also, it hadn’t been that long since most people who caught pneumonia died from it. These medical breakthroughs were practically miracles.” -Pat Cadigan When it comes to health, safety, and how we interact with the world around us, pretty much everyone recognizes the … Read moreHumans can’t tell legitimate science from junk science (Synopsis)