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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May 25 2015 8:11 AMThe International Flag of Planet EarthFinally, a signpost to plant when we conquer alien worlds.
Bad Astronomy
May 18 2015 1:22 PMBad Astronomy Video: How Likely Are We to Die From an Asteroid Impact?
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May 16 2015 12:02 PMMagnificent MandibleAn incredible insect predator escape, in miniature.
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May 9 2015 7:04 AMThe Truth Is Up ThereA NASA-backed project recorded hisses and whistles that sound suspiciously like The X-Files’ theme.
Bad Astronomy
May 4 2015 11:30 AMBad Astronomy Video: How Do You Heat the Sun to Two Million Degrees? 
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May 2 2015 8:59 AMThe Blood FallsWhat Antarctica’s eerie formation tells us about what’s under the ice.
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April 26 2015 1:43 PMHome of the DinosaursThe Chinese keep finding dinosaur eggs under construction projects.
Bad Astronomy
April 20 2015 7:00 AMBA Video: An Electrifying Volcano
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April 16 2015 7:23 AMDown Beneath  What happens underground when a missile or meteor hits.
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April 11 2015 8:41 AMBeware the EquatorNASA’s list of places where lightning strikes the most.
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April 5 2015 8:11 AMThe Bionic AntAre robo-insects tomorrow’s factory workers?
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April 2 2015 7:06 AMNASA’s Flying SaucersThe curious landing system the agency is testing for use on Mars.
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March 28 2015 7:59 AMOne Shrimp, 12 RetinasWhy paraphronima gracilis’ eyes take up nearly half its body.
Bad Astronomy
March 23 2015 12:00 PMBad Astronomy Video: The Pink and Purple Crab
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March 21 2015 8:13 AMDrip, DropThe astonishing 3-D printers inspired by James Cameron's T-1000 Terminator 2.
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May 24 2015 8:22 AMInside Van Gogh’s The Night CafeNo, really—inside it.
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May 17 2015 7:57 AMA Rat’s DilemmaResearchers tested a rat’s empathy by giving it a choice: chocolate or a drowning friend.
Bad Astronomy
May 11 2015 12:42 PMVideo: How Did Pluto’s Moons Get There?
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May 8 2015 11:24 AMClose UpThe cheap lens that transforms your smartphone into a microscope.
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May 3 2015 8:59 AMSpace GeckosThe adorable games lizards played in zero gravity.  
Bad Astronomy
April 27 2015 7:00 AMThe Bizarre Eructation of V838 Monocerotis (Video)
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April 25 2015 8:11 AMCrackedWhat really makes our knuckles pop.
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April 19 2015 1:52 PMCeres’ SpotsThe mystery of strange images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft.
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April 12 2015 8:59 AMJust Add IslandsChina’s incredible effort to build new islands in the South China Sea.
Bad Astronomy
April 6 2015 1:15 PMBA Video: A Year in Space
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April 4 2015 7:47 AMCall of the WildThe male mouse's adorable ultrasonic mating songs.
Bad Astronomy
March 30 2015 12:17 PMBad Astronomy Video: Attack of the Waterspout!
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March 24 2015 3:28 PMBacked-Up Ketchup and Glue, SolvedThe delightful nonstick coating that fixes stubbornly viscous substances.
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March 22 2015 8:31 AMSpeaking of TonguesA clever underwater swallowing method that may have anticipated the need for a pivotal appendage.
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March 15 2015 8:30 AMSplashThe hydrophobic paint that gives public urinators an unwelcome surprise.

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May 25 2015 10:32 AM The “Making the Case” Transcript Read Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.