Author: Dan Robitzski

Dan Robitzski graduated from Lafayette College with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in creative writing. Passionate about accessible information, Dan hopes to use science journalism as a way to bridge the communication gap among researchers, medical professionals, and the public. In his spare time, you can find him competing and coaching at fencing tournaments, pretending to understand pop culture references, and looking at cute rodents on the internet. You can follow Dan on Twitter here.

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

Extinct species may soon be resurrected — but just because we can doesn’t mean we’re ready for them

By Dan Robitzski | Posted March 22, 2017

I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

I Just Need Some Spacetime — Separating Twins with Special Relativity

The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space

By Dan Robitzski | Posted January 11, 2017

We might have just elected a nightmare AI thought experiment

We might have just elected a nightmare AI thought experiment

Donald Trump’s campaign tactics parallel Roko’s Basilisk

By Dan Robitzski | Posted January 3, 2017

Loosening up under pressure

Loosening up under pressure

A mineral’s strange properties may explain the rift between the earth’s layers

By Dan Robitzski | Posted December 27, 2016

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

Physicists are in the dark on dark matter

We know it’s out there, but experts don’t know what makes up the invisible dark matter that accounts for most of our universe.

By Dan Robitzski | Posted December 14, 2016

Planetary turntables

Planetary turntables

An exoplanet holds its massive rings together with a backwards-spinning mechanism

By Dan Robitzski | Posted November 7, 2016

Visualizing electrons, at last

Visualizing electrons, at last

Almost 120 years after the particle’s discovery, hologram imaging gives us a peek at the electron

By Dan Robitzski | Posted November 2, 2016

Where the hell is everybody?

Where the hell is everybody?

The Universe is probably devoid of life, but experts say we may never be sure

By Dan Robitzski | Posted October 17, 2016