Just A Theory


Make, Make, Make...Make Your Booty

Some of the stuff I write about here in “Just a Theory” is a bit beyond the experience of the everyday person. Visiting dwarf planets, cooling liquids to almost absolute zero, discovering a new elementary particle ...

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Hot, Hotter, Hottest

Last month’s article(s) on climate change got me thinking about “heat.” What is it exactly, and how hot can things actually get? When I was a lad, my father told me something that blew my little mind: “There’s no such thing as ‘cold,’ son." more »

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM Just A Theory

Climate Change: The Basics

It’s getting hotter. Everyone knows it. Except, of course, that it’s actually getting colder. Everyone knows that! Heavier rains, longer dry spells. The drought in California? Tornadoes touching down all over the Tennessee Valley…? more »

Jul 15, 2015 1:30 PM Just A Theory

Space Opera, circa Summer 2015

One of the best things about writing a science column is that there’s always something interesting happening, so I’m never at a loss for topics. In fact, I’ve usually got the opposite problem: There’s too much happening! more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Just A Theory

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 ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Just A Theory

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