Conspiracy Theorists, A Plague of Stupid

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a billion times: the Internet is simultaneously the greatest and worst thing to ever happen to humanity. It opened the floodgates of information, allowing people to connect with each other around the world and break free...

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

When I was in college, a few friends and I attended Lollapalooza 96 at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Little did I know that this particular show would turn out to be one of the scariest experiences of my life. First, a little backstory. I was a concert...

Why I Stopped Watching the News

My father is a Fox News junkie. He, like so many Americans, has bought into the 24-hour news cycle hook, line, and sinker. He sits in front of the television all day long listening to biased pundits who shape his worldview. When I was growing up, I never heard him say...

Why I Don’t Allow Comments

I’m willing to bet that most people view comment sections as toxic pits of vomit and despair. If you ever want to destroy your faith in humanity, visit the comments section of any article about any divisive topic. The stench of rotting feces is enough to drop an...

Seeing the World Through an Astronomic Lens

As I was growing up, I saw the world differently than most of my friends and family. I didn’t have a word for it until I discovered the mind-blowing realms of astronomy and astrophysics. The earliest memory I have of feeling completely awestruck was when my...