Jim Festante
Jim Festante

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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Feb. 19 2015 9:15 AMWashington’s New LowWhy is D.C.'s iconic monument shorter now than it was in 1884?
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Feb. 12 2015 6:01 PMFound FootageReels of the SS Eastland disaster emerge 100 years later.
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Feb. 7 2015 12:48 PMDo Adults Need to Get the Measles Vaccine?A doctor’s advice.
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Jan. 27 2015 6:47 PMTwin VisitorsAs it passed Earth, Asteroid 2004 BL86 revealed it didn’t come alone.
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Jan. 22 2015 1:10 PMThe Shark-Tooth SawWhat a nightmarish invention can teach us about sharks’ jaws.
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Jan. 13 2015 4:22 PMA Curious Antarctic RingCould a newly spotted mile-wide impression be a meteorite impact?
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Jan. 8 2015 12:24 PMWant a Better Solution to Bedbugs?Let them bite you, repeatedly.
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Dec. 30 2014 11:17 AMNew Year’s Eve at the Space StationHow do astronauts hurtling through space decide when it becomes 2015? 
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Dec. 23 2014 9:00 AMThe Only Snail That MattersAlviniconcha strummeri lives in environments so extreme, researchers named it after a certain punk rocker.   
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Dec. 15 2014 5:46 PMZapTest footage from the Navy’s laser is here. It works as intended.
Space: The Next Generation
Dec. 9 2014 4:22 PMInside Gale CraterThe Curiosity rover detects a Mars environment that may once have looked like early Earth.
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Dec. 4 2014 3:11 PMThe Polish “Vampires”Why six graves were rigged to keep the undead from rising.
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Dec. 1 2014 5:26 PMA Swim Under the Antarctic IceThe first 3-D map of ice in the depths.
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Nov. 28 2014 2:05 PMSounds From a CometAural gifts from Philae’s arrival to 67P.
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Nov. 19 2014 2:24 PMWhat a (Mouse) Brain Looks Like on DrugsAddiction modeled in the neurons.
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Feb. 18 2015 8:15 AMThe Mars PlumeWhat caused the mysterious formation 150 mile above the Martian surface?
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Feb. 12 2015 2:35 PMDon’t Laugh at LemmingsSome fearsome species are more likely to push you over a cliff than jump off one.
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Feb. 5 2015 12:19 PMTo EuropaWhy a NASA mission to Jupiter’s famous icy moon is now a priority.
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Jan. 23 2015 4:17 PMThe Mysterious Storms on UranusWhy was 2014 the planet's most turbulent year on record?
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Jan. 20 2015 11:44 AMLines in the SandA robot that draws elaborate pictures on the beach.
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Jan. 8 2015 4:24 PMWhat Doomed the Mayan Civilization?New clues in Belize's Blue Hole bolster an old theory.
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Jan. 7 2015 8:31 AMHidden in the TreesA new species of oversize insect is exceedingly difficult to spot.
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Dec. 26 2014 9:00 AM26,700 Feet BelowEarth’s deepest-dwelling fish, captured on camera.
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Dec. 18 2014 9:20 AMSparks FlyThe amazing chemical reaction when sperm finally reaches an egg.
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Dec. 12 2014 2:06 PMWalking With DinosaursTo figure out how dinosaurs really moved, we have to recreate their footprints.
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Dec. 5 2014 5:32 PMZigzag on a MolluskDoes the world’s first art predate humans?
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Dec. 2 2014 6:05 PMYou Can Touch ThisNew 3-D holograms can be felt by hand. 
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Dec. 1 2014 12:34 PMWhat Would Alien Life Really Look Like?NASA's tiny, blind, carnivorous shrimp.
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Nov. 20 2014 3:24 PMWhat Is This Strange Space Object?Two fascinating theories.
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Nov. 13 2014 3:41 PMYour Cat Is a Wild AnimalFelines are much less domesticated than dogs.

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