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Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. -Oprah Welcome to 2010, everybody! I know that many of you have been following my writing for some time, and many of you have just started recently, so I’d like to start the New Year off right, and (re)introduce myself and…

Welcome to Starts With A Bang!

Welcome to our new home on the web! For those of you who are longtime readers of Starts With A Bang!, I welcome you to our new location! And to those of you who see me as a new face, it’s my pleasure to meet you! I’m looking forward to a long and healthy partnership…

Scientific Arguments

Sometimes, I publish things on this website that are not entirely correct (and when I do, I’ll own up to it). Sometimes other people do on theirs. There are bad ways and good ways to argue these points, ranging from name-calling to explicitly explaining where the flaws are in one’s arguments, and what the corrections…

Carnival Of Space: Movie Edition

The one-year anniversary edition of the Carnival of Space is up at Why Homeschool? If only more homeschoolers were into space, Astronomy, and science in general, the United States would be a far superior place, I’m sure! Thanks to Henry Cate for starting the Carnival and coming back to host it one year later! My…

A Note To My Readers

Dear Reader(s): This is Ethan, and I’m writing this to you to let you know that I owe you an apology. I have gotten so excited with the idea of bringing the story of the Universe to you — to tell you how we got from the birth of the Universe to the present day,…

Video Killed the Radio Star!

In my mind, and in my car, we can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far, pictures came and broke your heart, put the blame on VTR. And for those of you who are under the age of 25, VTR stands for Video Tape Recorder. This was the Buggles, who made the first music video that ever…

Ethan on the Radio Tonight!

Tonight, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pacific Time, I will be Dr. David Livingston’s guest on his radio program, The Space Show! I have no idea how it’s going to go or if I’ll be able to communicate clearly on an audio-only format, as I’ve never tried before, but I’m really looking forward to…

The right job for Ethan?

First things first: this week’s Carnival of Space is up at Brian Wang’s site, Next Big Future. You can find my post on Mars or Arizona? up there. Now, what comes next for me, since I don’t like it here in Arizona? Well, the Dangerman audition didn’t work out (I never heard back), and I’ve…

Mark your calendars: April 8th

Well, it’s not technically a weekend diversion, but something awesome happened in the wake of my recent Awards-show posting of the Carnival of Space. David Livingston, a blogger over at Space Cynics and a radio host of The Space Show, has invited me to be his guest on his April 8th broadcast of his show!…

Carnival of Space #43: Oscar Edition

It’s been a spectacular week for the film space industry, and here at Starts With A Bang!, we’ve got the recap of all the highlights that you may have missed while watching the countless Oscar montages. Take your time browsing and enjoying this site, and maybe even find out what the question is if 42…