Deep Water Interests

Blue Abyss

With deep water comes deep responsibility. Why should you be interested in a 164 ft deep pool over three thousand miles away.

Start Your Day With a…Lunar Eclipse?

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If you’re in the mood to wake up a bit early tomorrow morning (October 8, 2014), you’ll get a pretty awesome lunar treat. That’s right, it’s total lunar eclipse time!

Welcome to Mars, India!

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India made science news around the world on September 24, 2014, with the announcement that their first Mars satellite, Mangalyaan, entered orbit around the red planet.

The Mission Is in Sight!

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As a writer of science fiction, as well as a former astrophysics major in college, I usually like to stay up to date on science news. Space news in particular. And when I hear the words, “manned space travel,” I tend to get very excited.

Astronauts Are Moms Too

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Dr. Karen Nyberg returned from six months on the International Space Station to her fellow-astronaut husband and their three-year-old son.

Meet Grace from Outer Space

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This Kickstarter campaign to create a book to “get young girls interested in astronomy, science, and technology” has just a few days left for funding.

Gravity is Gripping!

Gravity still. Photo credit: Warner Brothers.

Me to Firstborn Son: Um. You need to sit next to me. Immediately. Him (sitting next to me immediately): I sense this is important. Me: I need to show you the trailer for the new Cuaron movie: Gravity. Him: Cuaron? The director of Children of Men as well as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? Two of my top-ten favorite movies of all time?

Should You Bring A Kid To Dragon*Con?

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Dragon*Con starts in just nine short days. I recommend going to just about every geek I meet, especially at this time of year when my life is consumed by furious last-minute costuming. Since the people I interact with these days are often also parents, the followup question is usually, “Should I bring my kids?” It’s a tough question, and one you have to answer for

Who Owns the Moon?

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So who exactly owns the moon? It is a question that has vexed me for  years. In light of the upcoming shuttle launch I found myself straying back to it more and more often. As a historian I have a pretty set definition of how a nation or country colonizes.  Historically, the Finders-Keepers rule applies: get there first and it is all yours. In the