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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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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March 12 2015 2:23 PMReflectionsThe tiny mirror-like surfaces chameleons use to change color.
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March 8 2015 8:02 AMBionic ManThe increasing power of mind-controlled limbs.
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March 3 2015 2:47 PMChile’s “Lava Fountain”Incredible views from the Villarrica eruption.
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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.
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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March 14 2015 1:09 PMEscarnopeA predatory snail uses insulin to incapacitate its victims—before swallowing them whole.
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March 11 2015 10:49 AMPeering at One of the Smallest Life Forms on EarthFound in Colorado groundwater.
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March 6 2015 8:41 AMGive a Drunk Rat the “Cuddle Hormone”And get a sober-acting rat.
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Feb. 28 2015 7:51 AMThe Rain BombHow a “microburst” fell from the sky in Australia.
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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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