What’s Up With the Funny-Looking Moons in ‘Onward’?

Let me just say, the Pixar movie Onward was fun. It’s your classic kids go on quest/gain new confidence story, but set in a world with elves and dragons and smartphones—you know, magic stuff like that.Also, I am aware that it isn’t “real,” which means that they can...

The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think

The point I’m making in this section is that it’s super easy to make things hot—because it’s probably going to happen anyway. No matter what you do, something is likely to increase in temperature, because your actions tend to transfer energy to other objects.How to...

Science Fairs Are Canceled. Maybe That’s Just as Well

The global pandemic has eliminated so many public events, and it sucks. Sports, canceled. Concerts, canceled. Graduations, canceled. In Louisiana, where I live, there are usually a bunch of awesome spring festivals; not this year. Also canceled, just about every...

How Much Energy Does It Take to Blow Up a Planet?

As Obi-Wan says when he drops in on Grievous: Hello there! Today is Star Wars Day. (May the 4th be with you.) Which means I get to post another physics analysis of a scene from one of the Star Wars movies. Last year, I looked at the acceleration of Jedi in all of...