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Stories by Kyle Hill

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Months before I was done with my graduate degree, I was sending in guest posts to Scientific American. I was just beginning to find my voice as a science writer.

February 21, 2014 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 2

Nerds and Words: Week 2

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

January 12, 2014 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 1

Nerds and Words: Week 1

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

January 5, 2014 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 52

Nerds and Words: Week 52

But Not Simpler has had a great first year (over 1,000,000 hits in eight months!), of course thanks to all my nerdy readers. I did a lot of experimenting here, from controversial pieces about water fluoridation to a piece on taste perception in full Seussian rhyming scheme to a piece proving that a Pacific Rim [...]

December 29, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Why Rudolph Should Have Never Joined Santa's Reindeer

Why Rudolph Should Have Never Joined Santa's Reindeer

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, and if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. Late one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say, "Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won't you guide my sleigh tonight?" Rudolph declined, noting that when flying around in foggy conditions, a bright red [...]

December 23, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 51

Nerds and Words: Week 51

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

December 22, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Scuse Me While I Pour a Drink Towards the Sky

Scuse Me While I Pour a Drink Towards the Sky

You fight with inertia all the time, and it usually wins. Sometimes it spills coffee into your lap while you take your car around a turn. Sometimes it throws you against a wall, for your own enjoyment, at a carnival.

December 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Nerds and Words: Week 49

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

December 8, 2013 — Kyle Hill
How Photon Torpedoes Will Mark An End To The Energy Crisis

How Photon Torpedoes Will Mark An End To The Energy Crisis

Photon torpedoes come after utopia, at least in Star Trek. Imagining a universe centuries ahead of our own time and technology, the long-running sci-fi shows explored philosophy, morality, and the secluded intricacies of physics.

December 3, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 48

Nerds and Words: Week 48

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

December 1, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Nerds and Words: Week 47

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

November 24, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Save Yourself From The Zombie Apocalypse By Turning Your Home Into A Biolab

Save Yourself From The Zombie Apocalypse By Turning Your Home Into A Biolab

Do you use a gun, a sword, a series of elaborate traps involving wild animals, or something else to defeat the zombie horde at your door? Whatever your weapon of choice, I think the great zombie weapon debate misses a crucial point–to even think about battling zombies, you first have to prevent becoming one.

November 17, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Nerds and Words: Week 45

Nerds and Words: Week 45

I have dug through the Internet this week and uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from previous weeks here.

November 10, 2013 — Kyle Hill
Getting the God of Thunder’s Science Straight

Getting the God of Thunder’s Science Straight

With Thor: The Dark World out today, it’s time to delve back into superhero fandom to find, surprisingly, just how scientifically grounded the powers of the blonde-haired god are.

November 8, 2013 — Kyle Hill

50% off for Back to School

50% off for Back to School