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    Jan
    10th
    2015

    It's About Time Dilation · 11:18pm Jan 10th, 2015

    It is often said that every equation put into a popular science book will halve its sales. It is known that this is not true. But it's such a fun anecdote to put in the introduction, so we all keep repeating it.

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    Apr
    12th
    2014

    Exploration Geophysics for Rock Farmers · 9:53pm Apr 12th, 2014

    I smiled at Maud Pie, wanting to start a conversation and make friends. “So... what is it that you do exactly, on your rock science research trips?”

    Maud thought over the question before answering accurately. “We drill holes in the ground, and extract a core sample.”

    “That sounds interesting...”

    “It's boring.”

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    Sep
    20th
    2014

    Fluttershy and other animals · 9:15pm Sep 20th, 2014

    All of the mane characters make great role models for little girls (and boys). This was a key part of Lauren Faust's vision: to provide a cast of strong female characters, all very different, but each equally amazing in their own way...

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    Nov
    9th
    2014

    Timekeeping in Equestria · 12:07am Nov 9th, 2014

    I've almost finished the first draft of a new story, which at over 25,000 words, is my longest to date. It still needs a lot of work before it will be ready for publication. Like most my stuff, this one has a good dose of science, but (I hope) it also has significant merit as a story.

    It's about time. It addresses the question: How do you accurately keep track of time in a universe where the forces governing the movement of astronomical bodies have minds of their own?

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    Oct
    2nd
    2014

    "Science with a Sparkle" · 8:03pm Oct 2nd, 2014

    Oct
    11th
    2014

    Twilight and Pinkie visit Fermilab (Batavia, Illinois) · 5:47pm Oct 11th, 2014


    Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie lay on the grass in the middle of a field of reclaimed prairie on the site of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, together with a group of the resident buffalo with whom they had just made friends. In the distance they could see the distinctive shape of the high-rise laboratory building of Wilson Hall.

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    Nov
    22nd
    2014

    Physics Highlight of Rainbow Rocks · 10:53pm Nov 22nd, 2014

    Apologies for not posting anything last week. I have been busy. I was in the US last week, visiting Fermilab, which was really cool, but I then had a ton of work to catch up on when I got home.

    And I had to watch my new Rainbow Rocks DVD.

    My verdict: It's awesome. The post-credits ending makes it 200% cooler. I particularly loved the reference to Maxwell's equations.

    Did you miss it? It's here:

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    Sep
    4th
    2014

    Stripe Like Zecora Day · 11:00pm Sep 4th, 2014

    Science with ponies is the game I play,
    And today it is 'Type Like Zecora day',
    So I can't resist the silly new game,
    To write a short post with this curious aim.

    I think the time is surely ripe,
    To look at the root of a zebra stripe,
    Why did these equines evolve just so,
    With black and white streaks from head to toe?

    A camouflage trick? Set to confuse,
    Their predators by the dazzling views,
    A fair guess, but it seems not quite right,

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    Aug
    9th
    2014

    Twilight and Luna discuss the Rosetta mission and Luna makes a comet · 10:11pm Aug 9th, 2014

    It was great to see that Twilight’s Sputnik remained orbiting around the Popular Stories box for some five days—far longer than I expected for such a short story. And it has been an exciting week for space science, with the amazing photos from the Rosetta mission. Let’s hear about comets from Twilight and Luna…

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    Dec
    29th
    2013

    Nuclear Power in Equestria and Elsewhere · 9:57pm Dec 29th, 2013

    It has been pointed out that Rock Farms and Nuclear Reactors was somewhat ridiculous. But Equestria runs on ridiculous ideas, so why not nuclear power?

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    Apr
    5th
    2015

    New Season Update from the CERN particle physics laboratory · 10:50pm Apr 5th, 2015

    “Isn't this exciting? Are you excited? 'Cause I'm excited. It's been such a long time we've had to wait for this, and now this weekend it's finally restarting after a long break and we can look forward to so much exciting new cool stuff. I've never been so excited, well, except for the time that I...”


    Images from LHC season 2

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    May
    24th
    2016

    Snippet and Query · 10:30pm May 24th, 2016

    Almost certainly not appearing in chapter V:

    TWILIGHT SPARKLE (writes): "When we got to the library and Moongleam (as she has insisted we call her) saw the collection, she bounced around the room in a circle for a full minute, calling out 'Yes, yes, yes, yes!'. She seems very excitable to me. Is this normal for her species? Is it likely to happen oft-"

    (a short moment of embarrassed recollection later)

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    Aug
    2nd
    2015

    The Science of Magic (Exclusive Short) · 1:03am Aug 2nd, 2015

    Saw the new short and to say the least I quite enjoyed it. It gotten better over the years and it makes me want to see the next one. I liked the science aspect and strangely enough it reminds me of Pages of Harmony[Grimdark] where twilight does a study of how to extract harmony within a bearer.

    Jul
    6th
    2016

    Why Does the Sun Really Shine? · 2:15am Jul 6th, 2016

    They Might Be Giants made a song many years ago called Why Does the Sun Shine? which starts out with "The Sun is a mass of incandescent gas". It is a catchy song.

    But, you know, that isn't really accurate. The sun isn't made of gas, it's made of plasma.

    So they made a new, scientifically accurate version, Why Does the Sun Really Shine?

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    Jul
    22nd
    2016

    Science-U · 12:41pm Jul 22nd, 2016

    So, after talking to some amazing people while attending a science based summer camp program —run by a university in my hometown— last year, I have continued to sign up for more of their camps.

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    Aug
    8th
    2016

    My Disney VHS Collection: Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures · 8:51pm Aug 8th, 2016

    *NOTE: I add these to my Disney VHS collection because they are Disney subsidiaries.*

    TOUCHSTONE:

    1. BABY, SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND
    DATE: 1985
    PRINT DATE: Either October 4 or 9, 1985 (ink is fading fast from the bottom sticker)
    PLACE OF PURCHASE: http://www.eBay.com (former rental; from Tolley's Video Mart, which was a regional chain of stores in the state of Tennessee; this came from their Springfield (Tennessee) locale)

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    Aug
    17th
    2016

    Chapter 8 of Fallout Equestia: Black Cat is done + news! · 9:15am Aug 17th, 2016

    Hey again. Finished up Chapter 8 of Fallout Equestia: Black Cat. I thought it would be nice to have a One Piece after arc party chapter. It is nice to have a chapter where the characters just have some fun before the big action starts again.

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    Aug
    19th
    2016

    LAZARUS HAS UPDATED! · 10:47pm Aug 19th, 2016

    A NEW CHAPTER?!

    Holy balls Batma––Immortan Joe, the story updated!

    My God...PREP THE RIG!

    Sep
    29th
    2016

    Hello Kitty to support International Linear Collider · 10:23pm Sep 29th, 2016

    Celebrity endorsements by cute cartoon cats are good for any project. This week Symmetry Magazine reports that Hello Kitty is helping to promote the International Linear Collider.

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    Oct
    1st
    2016

    Lazarus Chapter Finished and in Need of Real Editors · 3:55am Oct 1st, 2016

    YES! New Lazarus chapter is finished and boy is there a lot of exposition and build up to something cool!

    However, I lost a great deal of editors for the story due to my last hiatus and now I only have like one or two. So if any of you know actual grammar, not a little bit, like enough to actually write something that's formatted and well constructed (and would love to help) please contact me.

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