George Dvorsky
georgedvorsky
George is a senior staff reporter at Gizmodo.
Jul 2
19

This is really cool to read about. In around 1990 I spent many dozens of hours in the field with my ornithology professor. We happened across a group of young male White-throated Sparrows overwintering and learning their song. This is certainly how dialect spreads. It was fascinating to watch and listen to them as Read more

Jun 26
4

My husky simply couldn’t be let off the leash, as he would just make a bolt for the horizon and was determined to keep going til he caught it. He was an amazing dog, but training him was seriously difficult and I never did manage to train him to return from being off-leash. It was simply too much fun to run.

Jun 25
5

A couple Greenland dogs came for a visit just this week. These pup's dad was part of a team that pulled a sled from Greenland to Resolute Nunavut. Their mom was born in Resolute from other members of the same team. 

Jun 5
9

I was really rooting for that white house. Looks like it washed back up on shore and is somewhat intact.

Jun 5
20

A dog was swept out into the ocean, but it swam back to shore and was later retrieved by a helicopter. Read more

Jun 5
35

“Once again we will proudly lead humanity—and that’s what it is, humanity—beyond Earth and into those forbidden skies, but they will not be forbidden for long,” Read more

May 27
13

Also, we’re finally in the future. The interior of the Dragon V2 is sexy.

Mar 6
6

So, I was just thinking about this just yesterday. The children of early explorers and pioneers didn’t have a choice in where they were going either. Of course, there would be entire generations on those ships that would be born and die without having an opportunity to live on a new world, so that complicates things a Read more

Mar 6
8

The multigenerational starship concept is something I have come full circle on. In my younger years I loved this idea, journeys lasting 100's or even thousands of years to establish humanity elsewhere in the cosmos just seemed to be the natural extension of the human exploration spirit. Read more

Oct 29
8

I think we all have a hard time really grasping this. We tend to think of evolution in the same way we think of our own family trees in a fairly linear manner. Evolution isn’t a tree. It’s more like a river winding through a delta. Streams diverge. Some go their own path and others rejoin. Change is slow unless Read more

Oct 29
9

See, this is the kind of comment I look for when I go read the comments.  Positive and appreciative.  I hope something good happens for you today.

Oct 29
23

I’ll be honest, I don’t always understand how everything fits together in this process ... to be fair scientists and researchers are constantly updating their understandings as new information comes to light... but as a guy who grew up in a very over the top conservative Christian home...(read - evolution is a tactic Read more

Oct 29
19

It’s wild to think about how long ago they lived and how long these species existed for. We live for a blink of an eye by comparison. Fascinating and disturbing at the same time.

Oct 24
40

I have to say, the first thing I did (even before reading this article) was to go back and see how well Annalee Newitz had done with her 2009 version of this article. Granted, that article said “next 15 years”, so it still has a few to go.

And the answer is...not bad!

15. Lost returns
Easy prediction, but this did Read more

Sep 27
5

I agree with the experts who think it’s rather premature - to put it mildly - to start deliberately introducing Terran microbes to Mars as the vanguard of a terraforming effort. We need more time for examination, if only to build up an idea of whether or not life is near the top surface couple of meters. If we do Read more

Sep 11
13

Just an FYI Goerge, the other paper that’s under review with AJ is led by Bjorn Benneke, who is the astronomer who proposed for and led the Hubble programs which Tsiaras et al. used for their paper. You can see in their paper Benneke’s team did a more detailed analysis of all the available data for the system, Read more