Last Word on Nothing
From 2013-15, I blogged with about 10 other science writers at The Last Word on Nothing, which was named one of the top 101 Signals on the Internet by Wired magazine. Here are some of my favourite posts.
The scientist who became obsessed with magic lanterns
A herpetologist delves into the history of old image projectors
After the crash
How a traffic researcher aided an investigation into three grad students' deaths
The history of transit observations, from Venus to exomoons
For his bairns, and his bairns' bairns, and their beavers
I interview a pair of environmentalists about raising beavers on an old Scottish estate
Dreams of monsters and coconuts, airports and toilets
Do dreams become more boring with age?
Ye olde scientific writing
The charming oddities of old scientific manuscripts
How to conjure a forest out of thin air
The technology behind the sets of Seattle Opera's Ring cycle
Why I don't run
I try to find out why my legs itch like crazy when I go for a jog
You can find the rest of my posts here.