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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Aug. 20 2014 1:33 PMA Tipping Point for ElephantsPoachers have slaughtered 100,000 in just three years. 
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Aug. 12 2014 2:37 PMZombie StarMore than 110 million light-years away from Earth, a star lives on after its death.  
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July 30 2014 3:54 PMPound ItProof that handshakes are grosser than fist bumps.
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July 25 2014 3:17 PMShoemaker-Levy 9’s LegacyThe huge comet impact on Jupiter that helped convince NASA to track near-Earth objects.
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July 24 2014 1:35 PMBring Back the StripesA sheriff claims Orange Is the New Black is forcing him to change outfits for the incarcerated.
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July 15 2014 1:33 PMThey WalkPaleocharinus, a spider ancestor, was among the first land creatures on Earth. 
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July 11 2014 2:23 PMThe Art of Getting American Citizenship After You’re DeadOnly seven people ever have. 
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July 9 2014 12:58 PMHow Do We Build the Mars Colony of the Future? These 3-D-printing robots may be a start.   
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July 3 2014 1:30 PMA New Kind of Space Rock in SwedenIt could help explain an ancient boom of life on Earth.
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July 2 2014 3:07 PMThe Scourge of Antarctic TourismA tenfold increase in visitors since 1990 is taking its toll on the southernmost continent.
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June 25 2014 2:00 PMWhat Is This Mysterious Signal From Deep Space? It has some astronomers very excited.
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June 17 2014 2:02 PMWho Is the Man Hiding in Picasso’s Blue Room?He doesn’t appear to be the painter himself.
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June 10 2014 3:35 PMLatest Superlative Roller Coaster Will Wrap Around a Skyscraper 570 Feet in the Air (Video)
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June 5 2014 4:04 PMYep, Harvard Has a Book Bound in Human SkinThe title? Destinies of the Soul.
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June 4 2014 2:14 PM“Talk to the Ear”The terrifying German exhibit that used a Van Gogh descendant to make a living replica of his severed ear.
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Aug. 18 2014 12:23 PMWhat’s the Best Way to Stack Spherical Objects?A 400-year-old theory, finally confirmed.
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Aug. 11 2014 1:21 PMApproachability, Youthful Attractiveness, DominanceThe basic facial expressions that determine first impressions.  
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July 29 2014 3:43 PMThe Siberian CratersMore have been found. What’s causing them?  
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July 24 2014 4:21 PM“Domestication Syndrome” How people physically change the animals closest to them.
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July 18 2014 3:30 PMThe Ocean in a TankThe incredible, ominous power of the FloWave simulation pool.
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July 14 2014 3:28 PMWhat You Learn From 60,000 Pregnancies in Eight CountriesBabies born to healthy, educated mothers have one major thing in common.
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July 10 2014 6:05 PMThe Legend of PykreteA onetime World War II “supermaterial” may be making a comeback.
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July 9 2014 8:30 AMThe SodaStream Killer? Why Starbucks is getting into soda in 2014.
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July 3 2014 12:45 PMFive Legs Are Better Than FourThe surprising utility of the kangaroo’s tail.
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July 2 2014 11:37 AMA Very Rare Whale Returns But this time, experts are concerned.
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June 19 2014 10:45 AMDown With FlairThe small way Office Space made life better for TGI Friday's workers.
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June 13 2014 3:54 PMThe Spanish Flu LivesA Wisconsin lab has created a virus very similar to the one that killed 50 million people.
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June 9 2014 5:16 PMBeware the Planet EatersSome hungry stars have already wiped out nearby Earth-like planets conducive to life.
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June 5 2014 12:07 PM“The Godzilla of Earths”Planets like ours aren’t supposed to be this big.
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May 29 2014 2:30 PMFrom Clueless to Fox NewsOn Stacey Dash’s gig as the network’s newest pundit.

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