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 10 2016 5:06 PMThe Trap-Jaw Spider’s Astonishing BiteThe tiny arachnids are far stronger than they should be.  
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April 3 2016 1:29 PMNASA's Inflatable Space House Heads to the ISSThe Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will be ferried to the space station this spring.
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March 27 2016 3:02 PMThe SkinbowAn uncommonly beautiful experiment yields technicolor zebrafish.
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March 20 2016 2:49 PMNASA’s Space FireWhy the agency plans to ignite a vessel on purpose.
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March 13 2016 8:49 AMNext Stop, MarsNASA successfully tested one of their deep space rockets. 
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March 7 2016 9:35 AMMilky Way Mystery SolvedAstronomers have determined the cause of some particularly colorful clouds.
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Feb. 28 2016 12:30 PMA Curious Sound Deep in the OceanA mystery in the Pacific Ocean, solved.
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Feb. 21 2016 1:33 PMThe Sea Butterfly’s Underwater FlightHigh-speed footage shows their insect moniker is apt.
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Feb. 14 2016 1:29 PMDancing Like a DinosaurAt least one Cretaceous species may have had mating rituals similar to modern birds.
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Feb. 7 2016 2:28 PMThe Secret Behind the World’s Best Skipping StoneElasticity is key.
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Feb. 1 2016 11:45 AMThe Prey-in-the-Box TestResearchers gave 39 species food in a bolt-locked box. Many did not fare well.
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Jan. 24 2016 3:09 PMThe Venus Flytrap Counts Its Victim’s FootstepsHow a panicked insect seals its own fate.
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Jan. 17 2016 12:07 PMHow to Display the Titanosaur, the Largest Creature That Ever Walked EarthIt’ll take two different rooms.
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Jan. 13 2016 10:47 AMOur First Glimpse of Light From a Black HoleCaught by an ordinary telescope.
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Jan. 3 2016 8:37 AMA Space Station Built to Fight the Cold WarDeclassified documents detail a scrapped plan for fighting the Soviets in space.
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April 10 2016 1:44 PMThis Metal Foam Armor Shatters Bullets on Contact It’s only an inch thick.
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April 2 2016 12:41 PMWatch a Fish That Can Walk Up WaterfallsAn evolutionary milestone, up close.
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March 26 2016 1:39 PMNASA Captures the Crazy Shockwave of an Exploding StarThe first time we’ve ever seen it.
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March 19 2016 1:03 PMThe Creature That Rips Its Own Face Open to EatWatch it happen.
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March 12 2016 9:01 AMTitan’s WavesThe possible cause of mysterious glimmers on Saturn’s largest moon.
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March 5 2016 9:02 AMUntrustworthy RobotsResearch proves that humans have an inherent trust in bots.
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Feb. 27 2016 1:48 PMThe Universe's Longest-Lasting Stellar Eclipse Spans 3.5 YearsOn Earth, the longest solar eclipse lasts around 7 minutes.
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Feb. 20 2016 11:45 AMThe Curious Case of the Solar System's Missing Asteroids, SolvedThey got too close to the sun.
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Feb. 13 2016 3:30 PMVindication for Two-Finger TypistsPeople who teach themselves to type can be just as fast as people who are trained.
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Feb. 6 2016 3:00 PMHow Researchers Got a Robot to Change Colors Like a ChameleonTiny surfaces are key.
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Feb. 1 2016 10:30 AMThe Bug CensusThe 62 different arthropod families found in the average Raleigh, North Carolina, home.
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Jan. 21 2016 3:19 PMIf There Is Another Planet in the Solar System, How Did We Miss It?Hint: It would appear far dimmer than Pluto.
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Jan. 16 2016 3:38 PMA Tiny Robot That Escorts Slow Sperm to an EggIt could be an alternative to costly and complex in vitro fertilization.
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Jan. 12 2016 11:37 AMA Meteorite That May Be Older Than EarthThe Australian Outback find could offer insights into the origins of the solar system.
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Jan. 2 2016 12:31 PMRobotic Dog Project Put Down by MilitaryAlpha Dog’s bark was louder than its bite.

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