Author: Andrea Thompson

B.S. and an M.S. in Atmospheric Chemistry. Extremely amateur astronomer. Abnormally fascinated with weather. In 2007, look out for Hurricane Andrea.

The Fittest Language

The Fittest Language

A new book takes a look at how human language is formed, from its humble beginnings in the babbling child to its ultimate complexities of grammar and tense.

By Andrea Thompson | Posted November 27, 2006

Diverging Dusts

Diverging Dusts

Dust and other small particles in the atmosphere may be altering monsoon rain patterns.

By Andrea Thompson | Posted October 6, 2006

Shade Shifter

Shade Shifter

Scientists study a color-changing volcanic lake.

By Andrea Thompson | Posted September 5, 2006

Pirates of the Cinema

Pirates of the Cinema

Computer scientists combat film piracy.

By Andrea Thompson | Posted August 11, 2006

Halo of Many Hues

Halo of Many Hues

Rare colorful marvel makes an appearance over Spokane, WA.

By Andrea Thompson | Posted August 7, 2006

Hurricane [your name here]

Hurricane [your name here]

Would you be excited about or wary of sharing your name with one of nature’s most destructive forces?

By Andrea Thompson | Posted July 26, 2006

Is my cell phone a lightning magnet?

Is my cell phone a lightning magnet?

–asks Rachel Warren from Brooklyn, NY

By Andrea Thompson | Posted July 11, 2006