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In Orbit With A New Dawn

Launched way back in September of 2007, the NASA probe “Dawn” has been using its super-awesome ion engine to explore the asteroid belt since 2011.

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Measles and Misinformation

Professor Disbrow and friend lower the boom on anti-vax mythology more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Just A Theory

Another Crappy Column

I think it’s fair to say that science can be messy. Especially medical science. I mean, there’s blood and bones and synovial fluids and…. poop. more »

Jan 15, 2015 9:42 AM Just A Theory

Let’s Get Small...and Smaller...and Smaller

In last month’s column, I discussed distances. Specifically, large distances, as they are used in science generally and astronomy in particular. more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM Just A Theory

Going the Distance, Interstellar Style

You may have noticed that I have more than a few pet peeves. One of the biggest is the use of imprecise terminology in popular culture ... more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Just A Theory

Research Roundup: Fall Edition

Wow! It was a super-busy summer, science-wise. So, this month, rather than focus on a single topic, let’s look at some of the bigger stories that popped up over the last few months. more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:01 AM Just A Theory

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