Author: Josh

Josh comes to science writing in New York City after studying astronomy and physics in Arizona. While he misses never wearing real shoes, Josh relishes the opportunity to read about science, politics, arts and culture on his daily subway rides. A former college-radio DJ, he is often found late at night in a half-empty, downtown bar listening to a noisy, experimental band with no record deal. He is fascinated with the boundaries of science, where it must intersect with politics, art, religion, or human nature.

Wiring America

Wiring America

A new book explores the power network that connected us before the internet.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted September 28, 2007

Subsidies Blowing in the Wind

Subsidies Blowing in the Wind

Choosing Green Power Feels Good, But Does it Matter?

By Joshua J Romero | Posted August 17, 2007

How could the universe expand faster than the speed of light? That seems impossible!

How could the universe expand faster than the speed of light? That seems impossible!

– asks Paul

By Joshua J Romero | Posted July 9, 2007

No Signal in the City

No Signal in the City

Why it’s still hard to get cell-phone reception in the urban jungle.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted April 13, 2007

How Many People Have Been In Space?

How Many People Have Been In Space?

– asks Gail

By Joshua J Romero | Posted March 26, 2007

Climate Modeling That Works

Climate Modeling That Works

Why it’s easier to predict the next 20 years of warming than this weekend’s weather.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted March 19, 2007

Mis-Treating Our Veterans

Mis-Treating Our Veterans

Veterans Affairs’ clinicians are untrained in the most effective form of treating post traumatic stress disorder.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted February 28, 2007

Will XO Laptops be Available in the US?

Will XO Laptops be Available in the US?

People want the $100 laptop, but the story of its commercialization keeps changing.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted February 26, 2007

Speaking from the Brain

Speaking from the Brain

A psychology researcher explores how children develop language skills.

By Joshua J Romero | Posted February 14, 2007

How Do Motion-Sensing Video Game Controllers Work?

How Do Motion-Sensing Video Game Controllers Work?

–asks Zak from Cleveland, Ohio

By Joshua J Romero | Posted December 18, 2006

Quench That Martian Thirst!

Evidence that Mars is not as dead as we thought

By Joshua J Romero | Posted December 7, 2006

Racial Diversity: a Matter of “Survival?”

Racial Diversity: a Matter of “Survival?”

Racially diverse groups make better decisions

By Joshua J Romero | Posted December 4, 2006