on Alternative Bicycles

In non-astronomy news, we love cycling. Recently, the wifely one and I became aware of alternative cycling options, which turns out to be an interesting and fascinating area.  If you’re in the mood for something other than a typical bicycle, there are also recumbents and tricycles.

on the Sizes of Stars

Stars are easy to understand.  The definition of a star is pretty clear: Stars are self-gravitating masses of gas* that sustain nuclear fusion in their cores.  Even if we don’t exactly follow it (astronomers often consider white dwarfs**, neutron stars, and pre-main-sequence stars as “stars” even though by the above definition they’re not) the definition…

on the End of the Universe

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.  – Douglas Adams There’s a new story going…

in which I use science in my daily life

The wifely one and I are roughly the same height.  Aside from making our cycling tours more flexible, it also brings up some questions: If people change height during the course of the day, are there any points in time where she is taller than I am?  After some rounds of “I don’t think so”…