astronomy

A (Not Very) Scientific Overview of 2017

2018 approaches in sparkly new threads, full of fresh vigor and boundless opportunity. So let’s forget about all the regressive awfulness of 2017 — the attempts to…

What It Was Like to Wrestle With Neil deGrasse Tyson at Harvard, According to His Teammates

Before he became the world’s most famous living astrophysicist, TV host and popularizer of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson was a wrestler at Harvard University, where…

Every Cover of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Worth Posting

As you may have heard, there’s a total solar eclipse happening on Monday morning/afternoon, depending on where you reside in the country. But when talking…

Why Everyone Is So Horny for the Eclipse

On August 21st, a total solar eclipse—when the moon passes between the sun and the earth—will skitter across the United States at 1,500 miles an…