Reviews for The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe
A "lucid history of early Renaissance science" — The National Post
"...a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of the astronomical knowledge of the era" — The Chronicle-Herald
"Falk takes the reader on an eventful tour through science in the early modern era...It’s an enjoyable read, and will appeal to non-specialists, but nonetheless is based on a comprehensive engagement with the pertinent academic scholarship. The work is well-informed, enthusiastic, and recommended to anyone seeking a new take on the oft-studied Bard." — Chemistry World
In my first piece for nbcnews.com, I examine five big unsolved mysteries about the universe.
In Episode 14 of BookLab is now up! We step back to look at the wide view of life, the universe, and everything in Sean Carroll’s new book, The Big Picture. Also, Jonathon Keats looks at the strange legacy of Buckminster Fuller; and we go back to the future with James Gleick’s new book, Time Travel.
Gravitational waves, planets, early humans and more: I round up the year's top ten science stories for Mental Floss magazine.
Philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibniz, who died 300 years ago, foresaw the "Information Age." I report on Leibniz's legacy for Slate Future Tense.
A new telescope reveals ultra-dim galaxies -- composed primarly of "dark matter" -- for the first time. My report for Mental Floss.
This summer, physicists and philosophers got together at the Perimeter Institute to debate the nature of time. My report for Quanta magazine.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford -- but he lived in London throughout his professional life. Although the capital has changed greatly over the past 400 years, traces of the city that the playwright called home can still be found. My latest video takes the viewer on a brief tour of Shakespeare's London.
It's no secret that scientists can be funny -- but sneaking puns and jokes into peer-reviewed journal articles is no easy task. I look at the long tradition of science-publishing shenanigans in this report for Slate.
In the traditional view of quantum mechanics, everything is fuzzy and unpredictable -- but as I report in a feature story for Quanta Magazine, a new experiment may lend support to an alternative view, one that's more concrete, but still extremely weird.