Movie Review: “Apollo 11”

My review of the remarkable documentary “Apollo 11,” which contains lots of footage you have never seen from the greatest scientific achievement ever, fifty years ago this summer.

Best Thing I’ve Seen Today

Phil Plait has a really good explanation of China’s recent moon mission, with video of the lander lowering to the lunar surface, as well as a rover rolling out and beginning to roam.

Signals From Space

Scientists have spotted repeated blasts of radio signals coming from deep in space. Joke mode on.

Book Review: “The Space Barons”

I just finished Christian Davenport's book, "The Space Barons," in which he writes about the billionaire tech guys whose obsession with space and rockets has changed the business from one run by a government monopoly (NASA) to an industry in which private companies...

It’s A Good Day When Goop Must Pay

Remember when I told you that Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website was selling jade eggs that it said would serve as medicinal remedies when women inserted them in their vaginas? Of course, there was no scientific basis for those claims, so a bunch of prosecutors got...

The United States vs. Breastfeeding

Your government has come out in opposition to breast-feeding. From the NY Times: A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United...

Worth A Link

This story about Walmart patenting autonomous robot bees reminds me of one of the best "Black Mirror" episodes, the finale of season three, entitled "Hated In The...

TV Review: “Mercury 13”

When the movie "Hidden Figures" came out a year and a half ago, I wrote about how much I enjoyed it, but how upset I was that we'd never been taught an important piece of NASA history -- the role of African-American women in getting us into space. Now I'm even more...

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