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Exoplanet Census Suggests Earth Is Special after AllScientific American
, February 2016
"More than 400 years ago Renaissance scientist Nicolaus Copernicus reduced us to near nothingness by showing that our planet is not the center of the solar system. With every subsequent scientific revolution, most other privileged positions in the universe humans might have held dear have been further degraded, revealing the cold truth that our species is the smallest of specks on a speck of a planet, cosmologically speaking."
Is It Time to Embrace Unverified Theories?Nautilus
, August 2015
"In the world of modern physics, there is change afoot. Researchers are striving so hard to leap beyond the mostly settled science of the Standard Model that they’re daring to break from one of science’s crucial traditions."
Black Hole Too Big for its BreechesSky & Telescope
, May 2015
"The temperature dial had been hovering dangerously low when it finally dropped to the red zone. Megan Urry was nervous."
Moose Are in a Climate NooseMotherboard
, May 2015
"The tranquilizing dart contains a drug 10,000 times stronger than heroin, but even then a 1,000-pound moose will stagger for as long as seven minutes before finally falling to the ground with a thud that’s nearly as loud as the helicopter’s spinning rotors above."
BICEP2 Was Wrong, But Publicly Sharing The Results Was RightDiscover Magazine
, January 2015
"In the end, science is a human endeavor. As such it's flawed. This latest incident is a reminder that scientists
are constantly engaged in a tightrope-walk between astonishing claims and careful deliberation."
Why Universe Today Writes on Climate ChangeUniverse Today
, April 2014
"Any study, which helps us better understand our home planet, whether it looks at plate tectonics or the
sobering effects of global warming, exists under the encompassing umbrella of astronomy."