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.
Science
Summer Solstice: 5 Ways We're Trying to Better Understand the Sun
Mark Kaufman
It's an enigmatic ball of gas.
Innovation
U.S. Map Shows Where It's Cloudy for Today's Total Solar Eclipse
Mark Kaufman
It's looking good.
Science
How to Find the Time of the Total Solar Eclipse Today Using Your Zip Code
Mark Kaufman
It depends on what part of America you’re standing in.
Science
What Happens If You Look at an Eclipse? You Sunburn Your Eyeballs
Mark Kaufman
Don't be like Newton – wear solar shades during the total solar eclipse.
Science
The Last Time There Was a Total Solar Eclipse People Freaked Out
Mark Kaufman
‘I heard screams.’
Science
The Solar Eclipse Will Touch All of North America on Monday
Mark Kaufman
It’s happening in your neighborhood, whether you like it or not.
Science
How to Make a Pinhole Camera So You Don't Have to Buy Eclipse Glasses 
Mark Kaufman
All you basically need are scissors, paper, tape —  and a solar eclipse.
Science
Space Station Astronaut Films a Solar Eclipse From Space
Mark Kaufman
Innovation
Russian-Made Bright 'Star' Satellite Mayak Fails
Mark Kaufman
Dark sky advocates are relieved.
Science
Chinese To Build a Simulated Mars Colony in Remote, Red Desert
Mark Kaufman
It's a good place to prep astronauts for a callous world. 
Innovation
NASA Completes Final Test on SLS Mega-Rocket Engines: What's Next
Mark Kaufman
These engines will eventually blast astronauts toward Mars.
Science
When Was the Last Total Solar Eclipse in the USA? It's Been a Bit 
Mark Kaufman
It hasn't happened here for nearly 40 years.
Science
Your T-Shirt Color Might Make Animals Think You’re a Predator
Mark Kaufman
Seeing wildlife might mean sacrificing style.
Science
Russian Rocket Launching Operator Glavkosmos Plans Moon Missions
Mark Kaufman
Glavkosmos wants to hitch rides upon the powerful Soyuz rocket.
Science
Why the Bloody Moon in Viral Poseidon's Temple Photo Looks So Big
Mark Kaufman
It’s an illusion. Mostly.
Science
Dragonglass, Rare in 'Game of Thrones,' Is Obsidian on Earth
Mark Kaufman
Obsidian is a natural glass, ideal for destroying White Walkers.
Science
Russia's Roscosmos Will Drop a Big Red Ball Onto Scorching Venus
Mark Kaufman
Inside will be a heat resistant lander.
Science
First Pulsar Star Discovered 50 Years Ago, Future Interstellar GPS
Mark Kaufman
Scientists think pulsars might one day guide travelers through interstellar space.
Science
Cassini To Search For Tiny Moons in Saturn's Rings Before Death
Mark Kaufman
So far, the moons have eluded scientists.
Science
This Is What Typhoon Noru Looks Like From Space
Mark Kaufman
Typhoon Noru is two weeks old and headed toward Japan.