Category Archives: Astronomy

As a Man, I Also Care About #ShirtStorm and STEM Sexism

Spurred on by some powerful blog posts by Dr. Zulekya Zevallos in STEM Women and Jess Zimmerman in Dame Magazine (among many other tweets and large blogs), I feel that I should speak up about my own distaste for the … Continue reading

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The Quest to Ground the Googol, Part II

We started this quest with a set of simple questions. What is the biggest number you can visualize? What is the biggest number you know? What is the biggest number you can attribute to a physical phenomenon or quantity? We … Continue reading

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The Quest to Ground the Googol, Part I

What’s the biggest number you can visualize? The biggest number you know?┬áThe biggest number you can attribute to a physical phenomenon or quantity? The human mind and mathematics offer humanity really beautiful and powerful tools when trying to understand the … Continue reading

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Ozone: Nature’s Sunglasses

I think most people know about the ozone layer of our atmosphere. It’s supposedly this thin layer of atmosphere that protects us from getting sunburnt while we lay out on the beach with intentions of becoming oompa loompas (though for … Continue reading

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