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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AMA Billion Tatooines
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AMThe Comet and the Cosmic Beehive (Photo)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 14 2014 8:00 AMBecause Why Not: A Volcano Tornado (Video)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 12 2014 7:30 AMRosetta’s Comet Wakes Up and Starts Jetting
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 11 2014 7:30 AMHank Green Learns How to Measure the Stars
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 10 2014 11:00 AMDoctor Who Podcast Episode 3: “Robot of Sherwood”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 9 2014 10:08 AM97 Percent, 97 Hours, 97 Climate Scientists
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 8 2014 7:30 AMBetelgeuse: The Clock Is Ticking, and the Alarm Is Set for 100,000 Years
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 6 2014 3:18 PMINCREDIBLE Video of the Shock Wave From an Exploding Volcano
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 5 2014 11:37 AMPerspective on a Cloudy Day
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 4 2014 11:21 AMDoctor Who Podcast Episode 2: “Into the Dalek”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 3:18 PMSunrise on a Blue Planet
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 9:45 AMThe Face on Mars: Nope. Still Not a Face.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 2 2014 11:30 AMGreenland and Antarctica Are Losing Ice at “Unprecedented Rates”
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 1 2014 7:30 AMNo, You Can’t Claim Arctic Ice Is “Recovering”
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 7:30 AMThose Frigid Cold Snaps and Lingering Weather Patterns Have Now Been Linked to Global Warming
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 13 2014 8:00 AMIt’s Been 15 Years Since We Lost the Moon and Moonbase Alpha
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 11 2014 11:15 AMXkcd Creator Randall Munroe’s New Book: What If?
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 10 2014 12:03 PM50 Kilometers From a Comet
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 10 2014 7:30 AMHow One Woman Is Turning Her Online Harassment Into Art
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 9 2014 7:30 AMDid a Meteorite Impact in Nicaragua over the Weekend?
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 7 2014 7:30 AMNo, We’re Not Facing an Onslaught of Asteroid Impacts
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 6 2014 8:00 AMThe Smallest Star in the Universe (Video)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 5 2014 7:00 AMDon’t Panic! An Asteroid Will Pass Close but Safely Miss the Earth Sunday.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 4 2014 7:30 AMYour Cosmic Postal Address Just Got One More Layer Added
Tv Club
Sept. 3 2014 11:00 AMThe Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 2 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Into the Dalek."
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2014 7:30 AMGIGANTIC Galaxy Is GIGANTIC (Photos)
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 2 2014 7:30 AMMystery No More: How the Sliding Stones of Death Valley Do Their Trick
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 31 2014 8:00 AMWatch Telescopes Do a Time-Lapse Dance in the Desert

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