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Dark Matter, Pluto...and Maybe Some ET?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just over two years since the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) shut down for upgrades. If you don’t remember, the LHC is the enormous (27 kilometers long) particle accelerator that ...

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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. more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Just A Theory

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

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