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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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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Nov. 5 2014 4:03 PMHow a Sneeze Travels Through an Airplane CabinAn engineer's simulation.
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Nov. 3 2014 1:32 PMComparing Chickens From 1957, 1978, and 2005They got much bigger.
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Oct. 27 2014 4:06 PMBees at WarColonies in Australia fight deadly, frightening interspecies wars.
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Oct. 21 2014 2:19 PMThe Birth of SexPlacoderms had intercourse "square-dance style” more than 385 million years ago.
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Oct. 14 2014 1:37 PMWest Coast Fish Bounce BackMany varieties of sole, sablefish, and rockfish are once again sustainable food.
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Oct. 10 2014 2:16 PMDid Cave Art Really Originate in Europe?New techniques show some stencils in Indonesia are nearly 40,000 years old.
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Oct. 3 2014 3:35 PMThousands of Green Balls Descend on Australian BeachAnd they’re alive.
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Oct. 2 2014 6:00 PMUnderneath Lady With an ErmineA state-of-the-art look inside Da Vinci’s famous painting reveals secrets about his process.
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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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Nov. 13 2014 2:07 PMMarch of the Penguin RoversFuzzy robot chicks calm research subjects in Antarctica.
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Nov. 5 2014 1:39 PMWhat Are These Ancient Stone Circles For?They’ve stumped archeologists in Jordan and Syria for decades.
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Oct. 31 2014 9:00 AMMussolini’s Hidden ShelterItaly will open the converted wine cellar to the public on Halloween.
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Oct. 26 2014 1:31 PMTurkey’s “Burning Stone,” ExplainedWhy dozens of small fires burn at Yanartas.
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Oct. 14 2014 5:24 PMTreasures From a 2,000-Year-Old ShipwreckStatues, spears, mysterious astronomical devices.
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Oct. 10 2014 3:54 PMSummer on a Saturn MoonNASA's Cassini sees telltale signs that the seven-Earth-year summer season is upon Titan.
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Oct. 7 2014 2:41 PMLa Touriste EiffelThe French are adding a fan-favorite glass floor to their most famous attraction.
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Oct. 3 2014 1:58 PMTo PlutoNASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is closing in on the dwarf planet.
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Oct. 1 2014 3:17 PMAmazing Live Sea-MonkeysThe childhood “pets” have come to the aid of ocean researchers.

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