November 29, 2017
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I haven’t read much of Dava Sobel. That’s kind of crazy, given how much she writes about the history of space and astronomy, both subjects that I enjoyed. I knew she was a best-selling author, and that she had a pretty good reputation, but that was about it. So I was floored by The Glass

May 15, 2017
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As a freelance writer, most of my assignments fall in the realm of news articles. News articles generally focus on a single piece of research, and include quotes from one of the researchers and, occasionally, one other outside source. Far more time-consuming are the longer features, such as those found in magazines. Features can contain

July 28, 2016
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The sun may have hosted its own ‘alien megastructure’ in the past. The infamous star that caught the world’s attention earlier this year may play host to debris streaming from a destroyed protoplanet. If that’s the case, then destroyed objects early in the life of the solar system could have grabbed extraterrestrial attention in the

July 20, 2016
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When NASA’s Viking rovers landed on the surface of Mars, arguably the most attention-grabbing experiments the pair performed were tested the shallow subsurface for signs of life. The search for life is pushing us to explore worlds beyond the red planet, especially the icy moons of Saturn and Jupiter, Enceladus and Europa. But I can’t