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Welcome to SparktheScience, a website that collects and assembles all the science articles I have written. As a science enthusiast, my goal is to encourage and generate excitement for science and technology in other people, and I believe the best way to do so is through clear, clean, and fun writing. This website will cover … Continue reading

The Public Won’t Forget Stephen Hawking: How Accessible Science Turned Hawking Into a Global Celebrity
Space & Time

The Public Won’t Forget Stephen Hawking: How Accessible Science Turned Hawking Into a Global Celebrity

Stephen Hawking will be remembered by the public as one of the greatest scientists in the modern era. However, it wasn’t his academic papers or scientific discoveries that caused him to become a famous household nameā€”it was because of his publishers. Continue reading

The Science of Smoke Detectors: How to Solve Vassar’s Infamous Fire Alarm Problem
Public Opinion

The Science of Smoke Detectors: How to Solve Vassar’s Infamous Fire Alarm Problem

If you’re attending college, then chances are that you’ve had to deal with a couple fire alarms in your dorm that turned out to be false alarms. While it’s important for all buildings to have smoke detectors installed, is it possible that the type of smoke detectors we’re using is actually putting us at risk? Continue reading

Lasting Love: The Science Behind Happy, Fulfilling Relationships
Brain & Behavior

Lasting Love: The Science Behind Happy, Fulfilling Relationships

Falling in love is the easy part. What’s hard is keeping a relationship together. Why do some relationships just “click”? What’s the difference between couples that last only for a month and those that last for decades? Experts in the field of relationship science may hold the answer, or at the very least have some suggestions. Continue reading