Matter, Energy, and Life of Michaela A. Castello.


Generally interesting science stuff.

  • How Tech Can Help Science

    My technical problems often involve physical limitations.

  • An Evening of Pots

    Now that we live further away from scorching desert heat, Rachel and I have been attempting to expand our porch-garden. When we saw a good deal on glazed clay pots, we figured it was probably time to commit to moving our plants out of spare storage bins and mop buckets. Loading our haul into the…

  • Fantastic Post on How Genesis != Science

    A Worshipping Evolutionist? Science doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, I’ve found that when I finally let Genesis be what is (a beautifully meaningful poem) and science what it is (science), it can all actually be tremendously awe-inspiring.  Science can actually become another testament of God–another space where the voice of God can be…

  • Getting the Facts on the Latest Tree Ring Analysis For all the scientific illiterates who think the Nature paper contradicts climate change.

  • Flashed Face Distortion Effect Makes Ordinary Portraits Look Hideous

    If you ever create a slideshow of portraits, you might want to avoid showing them aligned side-by-side with a gap in between. The video above shows a crazy optical illusion that researchers have dubbed the “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”. By flashing ordinary portraits aligned at the eyes, the human brain begins to compare and exaggerate…

  • Imagine, Sharing a Day with Your Hero

    Nikola Tesla, aka Tony Stark in real life, reminds us that visionary, multitalented geniuses can and do exist. Nikola Tesla Day, July 10, also happens to be my birthday. Sometimes I imagine I get to give him a high five.

  • The Athlete by Howard Schartz and Beverly Ornstein | viz.

    Fantastic series of images.

  • Snapshot of a Researcher: Dr. Soriano

    At least one person has told me her view of scientists was that they were all crazy white-haired men with accents. It got me thinking—I think that picture is close to a majority opinion. Indeed, if you do a Google image search for “scientist,” one of the first results is pretty much exactly that. As others…