(There were so many incredible pictures to chose from for this one. But I’m going with Einstein because: Hello, most beloved scientist of all time! Congrats on being right about everything!!!) I’m up in Springfield, Massachusetts working on a long-form piece about inner-city preschools, when a friend starts texting me a bunch of stuff on gravitational waves. I’m a bit … Continue reading Found: G-waves; hope for humanity
1. Some of the best stories I’ve reported never made it to print. 2. Once — in the summer of 2008, I think — I went to Puerto Rico for a vacation, and ended up reporting a story on the Arecibo Radio Telescope and how it was struggling to remain open (and relevant) amid a … Continue reading The Earth’s Hearing Aid
This from The Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam (verses LXXI – LXXIII): The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop’d we … Continue reading A scientist-poet. From 12th century Persia. On Writing.