Mark Kaufman

As a former park ranger, Mark regularly avoided snoozing bears while walking to work. Now a science writer living in New York City, Mark regularly dodges humans while dashing to the train.

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What Time Is the Total Solar Eclipse Today? Depends on Your Zip Code

It depends on what part of America you’re standing in.

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Yes, You Can Blind Yourself Staring at the Sun

Don't be like Newton – wear solar shades during the total solar eclipse.

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Every North American Will See at Least Some of the Eclipse on Monday

It’s happening in your neighborhood, whether you like it or not.

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Here's How to Make a Pinhole Viewer So You Don't Have to Buy Another Thing

All you basically need are scissors, paper, tape —  and a solar eclipse.

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China's Simulated Mars Colony Is its First Small Step to the Red Planet

It's a good place to prep astronauts for a callous world. 

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NASA Just Finished Testing Its Mega-Rocket Engines: What's Next?

These engines will eventually blast astronauts toward Mars.

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When Was the Last Total Solar Eclipse in America?

It hasn't happened here for nearly 40 years.

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Russian Launch Services Operator Eyes Lunar Mission in Early 2020s

Glavkosmos wants to hitch rides upon the powerful Soyuz rocket.

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Rare 'Game of Thrones' Dragonglass Is Easy to Find On Earth

Obsidian is a natural glass, ideal for destroying White Walkers.

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It’s Been 50 Years Since We First Saw a Pulsar

Scientists think pulsars might one day guide travelers through interstellar space.

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This Is What Typhoon Noru Looks Like From Space

Typhoon Noru is two weeks old and headed toward Japan.