May 7, 2014 — NASA's Kepler satellite has spotted an Earth-like planet in the habitable zone of another star. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says this "a truly remarkable achievement."
Feb 13, 2013 — Of the patriarchs of science, Kepler is the least known. This injustice should be rectified, for Kepler not only taught us about how the planets move in the sky but also how important it is to dream; and how equally important it is to make sure the data backs your dreams up.
Dec 21, 2011 — Christmas, with flying reindeer and a bright shining star announcing the coming of Jesus is a time when myth and science intersect. Can science explain some of the Christmas myths?