Space

Russia Had a Really Good Reason For Its Gecko Orgy in Space
August 01, 2014 8:00 PM

Russian scientists hoping to observe geckos mating in orbit are engaged in serious research, as ridiculous as it might sound.

This Is the Most Absurd Climate-Change Denial Yet
A Kentucky lawmaker claims Mars disproves global warming on Earth
July 09, 2014

This may be the most absurd climate change denial, ever. 

Silicon Valley Says Space Mining Is Awesome and Will Change Life on Earth. That’s Only Half Right.
Silicon Valley says asteroid mining will end Earth's conflict over natural resources. It won't.
May 19, 2014

Tech companies are planning to mine asteroids and the moon. That's cool, but it won't bring peace on Earth.

A Teeny Moon Is The Galaxy's Best Hope For Extraterrestrial Life
And it's in our solar system
April 04, 2014

But does that matter for Earthlings?

Stephen Hawking Stopped Believing in Black Holes
January 31, 2014

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. For a scientist whose career was made by his work on black holes, it might seem a little confusing to read that Stephen Hawking now thinks that they don’t exist.

Generations
August 15, 2009

Picasso: Mosqueteros--Gagosian Gallery Younger Than Jesus--New Museum The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984--Metropolitan Museum of Art Compass in Hand--Museum of Modern Art The exhibition of Picasso's late work at the Gagosian Gallery this spring was a phenomenon. Day after day, Gagosian's huge space on West 21st Street attracted a remarkably heterogeneous public, a mix of artists, art students, Brooklyn hipsters, well-heeled professionals, and European and Asian tourists, gathered together in a way I do not recall seeing before, certainly not in Chelsea. People did not just come and look.

Generations
August 12, 2009

PICASSO: MOSQUETEROS GAGOSIAN GALLERY   YOUNGER THAN JESUS NEW MUSEUM   THE PICTURES GENERATION, 1974-1984 METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART   COMPASS IN HAND MUSEUM OF MODERN ART   The exhibition of Picasso's late work at the Gagosian Gallery this spring was a phenomenon. Day after day, Gagosian's huge space on West 21st Street attracted a remarkably heterogeneous public, a mix of artists, art students, Brooklyn hipsters, well-heeled professionals, and European and Asian tourists, gathered together in a way I do not recall seeing before, certainly not in Chelsea.