Posts in Science

Two Posts on the Fermi Paradox

My old favorite, from Wait But Why: An even more advanced civilization might view the entire physical world as a horribly primitive place, having long ago conquered their own biology and uploaded their

The Columbia Rescue Mission That Could Have Been

For a brief period, NASA considered rushing *Atlantis *to readiness, and launching it upwards to dock with and rescue the *Columbia *crew. Imagine an alternate timeline for the Columbia mission in which NASA

RIP Neil Armstrong

Armstrong (NY Times, via Kottke): "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer," he said in February 2000 in one a rare public appearance. "And I take a

God Particle Announced in Comic Sans

The Verge: For many of us, the most shocking revelation to come out of CERN's Higgs boson announcement today was quite unrelated to the science itself. Rather, we were blown away by the