on Eclipses

Today, a total solar eclipse will pass over the United States, from Oregon to Georgia, cutting a path that will dim the Sun an appreciable amount for everyone in the Continental United States. It’s something that hasn’t happened in 38 years, since an eclipse in 1979. It’s going to be an event shared by an…

on Time Travel

The spousal overunit found this listverse list posted to imgur and brought it to my attention.  Given that I am both a scientist who’s taken some of these classes (long ago, prior to beginning my dissertation work) and a science fiction fan prone to pondering time travel, I feel semi-qualified to talk about what’s in…