Category: Behind the Science

No fear of the dark

In 1938, a 10-year-old girl named Vera Rubin hated going to sleep. She’d shut off her lights and lean out the window until her parents admonished her to go to sleep. Even then, she’d lay in bed and look out her north-facing window. Vera would watch the stars, and if there was a meteor shower,

High Seas Raise All Fears

The cycle of natural disaster after natural disaster seemingly without end is a sobering reminder that the effects of climate change are happening now and being felt worldwide. We saw devastating hurricanes in the last few months of 2017 and have seen a dangerous rainy season in California in the beginning of 2018 with mudslides