Archives for July 29, 2009

Why do stars twinkle?

Sure, sure, everyone knows that stars twinkle. You look up at the night sky, and pretty much any star you look at appears to fluctuate in its brightness and intensity very rapidly, giving it a “twinkling” appearance. Why does this happen? It definitely doesn’t have anything to do with the star itself, because “our” star,…

Mobile, AL school system loses its mind

After just finishing my series on the last 100 years in astrophysics, I was surprised to read an article in Bust Magazine that seems like it ought to be from 100 years ago. You see, 100 years ago, segregating boys and girls was commonplace in schools. Not only that, but girls took “girl classes” like…