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
6.21.2018 3:00 PM
Summer Solstice: 5 Ways We're Trying to Better Understand the Sun
Mark Kaufman
It's an enigmatic ball of gas.
Innovation
8.21.2017 5:18 PM
U.S. Map Shows Where It's Cloudy for Today's Total Solar Eclipse
Mark Kaufman
It's looking good.
Science
8.21.2017 4:00 PM
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
8.20.2017 7:03 PM
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
8.20.2017 2:02 AM
The Last Time There Was a Total Solar Eclipse People Freaked Out
Mark Kaufman
‘I heard screams.’
Science
8.19.2017 9:04 PM
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
8.18.2017 5:03 PM
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
8.11.2017 9:26 PM
Space Station Astronaut Films a Solar Eclipse From Space
Mark Kaufman
Innovation
8.11.2017 5:46 PM
Russian-Made Bright 'Star' Satellite Mayak Fails
Mark Kaufman
Dark sky advocates are relieved.
Science
8.10.2017 7:42 PM
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
8.10.2017 6:12 PM
NASA Completes Final Test on SLS Mega-Rocket Engines: What's Next
Mark Kaufman
These engines will eventually blast astronauts toward Mars.
Science
8.10.2017 4:32 PM
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
8.9.2017 11:11 PM
Your T-Shirt Color Might Make Animals Think You’re a Predator
Mark Kaufman
Seeing wildlife might mean sacrificing style.
Science
8.9.2017 5:09 PM
Russian Rocket Launching Operator Glavkosmos Plans Moon Missions
Mark Kaufman
Glavkosmos wants to hitch rides upon the powerful Soyuz rocket.
Science
8.8.2017 7:49 PM
Why the Bloody Moon in Viral Poseidon's Temple Photo Looks So Big
Mark Kaufman
It’s an illusion. Mostly.
Science
8.7.2017 10:30 PM
Dragonglass, Rare in 'Game of Thrones,' Is Obsidian on Earth
Mark Kaufman
Obsidian is a natural glass, ideal for destroying White Walkers.
Science
8.7.2017 4:36 PM
Russia's Roscosmos Will Drop a Big Red Ball Onto Scorching Venus
Mark Kaufman
Inside will be a heat resistant lander.
Science
8.6.2017 10:30 AM
First Pulsar Star Discovered 50 Years Ago, Future Interstellar GPS
Mark Kaufman
Scientists think pulsars might one day guide travelers through interstellar space.
Science
8.4.2017 8:52 PM
Cassini To Search For Tiny Moons in Saturn's Rings Before Death
Mark Kaufman
So far, the moons have eluded scientists.
Science
8.4.2017 4:32 PM
This Is What Typhoon Noru Looks Like From Space
Mark Kaufman
Typhoon Noru is two weeks old and headed toward Japan.