Jeff Nagle is a science journalist mainly writing about outer space. He was trained as a historian of science, technology, and the environment, writing about the relationship between visions of high technology, climate crisis, and urban renewal in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and worked on several oral history projects, including a history of Superfund in Southwest Philadelphia’s Eastwick neighborhood. From 2021 to 2022, he reigned as the pizza-eating champion of Marion County, Ohio.
You can follow him on Twitter at @frimairist.
Older Stars May Have a Critical Condition That Makes Their Planets Better for Life
Newer generations of stars may have a quirk in the kind of ultraviolet radiation produced.
New Measurements of the Big Bang's Afterglow Prove Einstein Right Again
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope confirmed his theory of gravity again.
Astronomers Confirm the Earliest Galaxy Yet Discovered
Using the Webb Telescope and other facilities, astronomers found a galaxy just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang.
Astronomers Just Found a Half-Million Light Year Long Stream in the Early Universe
The enormous structure is made of cold carbon.
Alien Fossils Could Be Hiding in Meteorites on Earth — Study
The new study suggests looking at the bottom of the ocean or elsewhere for traces of microbial life.
Meet the NASA Scientists Who Decide Which Asteroid You Need to Worry About
Two potentially hazardous asteroids have come and gone lately. What gives?
New Study Shows Venus Likely Didn't Have Ancient Oceans for Long
This could rethink our view of the world as once-habitable.
NASA's Asteroid Crash Mission Was a Smashing Success for Planetary Defense
By understanding how asteroids function, we can know more about how to knock them off course.
The Milky Way's Black Hole is About to Eat 278 Trillion Mile Gas Cloud
It could give us a front-row seat to elusive black hole behavior.
Neuroscientists Turn to an Unexpected Source to Study How Brains Behave in Space
It's not astronauts.
Scientists Proposed a Massive Moon Dust Shield to Combat Climate Change. Could It Really Work?
The best place to start looking at cooling the Earth might not be on the Moon.
Snow Moon 2023: You Need to See February's Bright Full Moon This Weekend
The Snow Moon will light up the sky just as a green comet exits stage left.
Scientists find two key ingredients for life in ancient meteors
Potassium and zinc were brought to Earth from distant space rocks.
Supermassive black holes may be bigger and more powerful than we previously knew
A new study sheds light on the darkness of black holes at the center of galaxies.
Astronomers find a group of zombie stars 20 times hotter than the Sun
The white dwarf stars are nearing the end of their life — and going out in a blaze of glory.
Ice geysers could spew alien microbes into space from Enceladus
Astrobiologists may be able to find life on one of Saturn's tiny moons from space.
Full Moon calendar 2023: When to see our nearest celestial neighbor
There are 13 Full Moons in 2023, so here's when to find the Blue Moon of the year.
How Cold War secrecy helped fuel the latest fusion energy breakthrough
The NIF is a relic of Cold War nuclear tests and paranoia.
Astronomers trace powerful gamma rays to a never-before-seen stellar phenomenon
The kilonova explosion may have been the result of a white dwarf-neutron star merger.
Astronomers capture a rare black hole phenomena billions of light years away
The tidal disruption event ripped apart the star so a black hole could feast.