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Mark D. Kaufman

Mark D. Kaufman

Mark Kaufman, a bona fide Los Angelino, studied neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego and is terrified of earthquakes. A true respect for the natural world led him to become a ranger and educator for the National Park Service. This experience was rife with close encounters with fat brown bears and steaming volcanoes. When not using writing to provoke others on topics of planetary science, Mark uses his drum set to provoke his neighbors.

You can follow Mark on Twitter here.

July 26, 2017

In 1972, a gray whale approached Pachico Mayoral, seeking friendship

May 3, 2017

Congress considers updating the law, a move some think will defang it

April 27, 2017

Global cooling forecasts from the 1970s don’t discredit today’s climate science

February 27, 2017

Indoor pot farms gulp an astounding amount of energy, motivating growers to move outside

February 17, 2017

Chimpanzee research was once done for the benefit of humans. Now, some researchers think it’s essential for saving the great apes.

January 20, 2017

Oklahoma’s seismic surge is unprecedented. It can be explained, but not by hydraulic fracturing — at least not directly

January 9, 2017

Anyone can experience noise-induced hearing loss — here’s what you need to know

November 28, 2016

Finding alternatives to sweltering asphalt is harder than it looks

November 4, 2016

The suggestion that wind turbines discourage tourism is almost certainly wrong

October 21, 2016

NASA takes it seriously but Elon Musk is undaunted


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