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Achenblog: March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

NASA chief on new space strategy

[i've been working on a story on NASA's new strategy. The piece should run ASAP. At the request of NASA media folks I typed up a few questions for NASA administrator Gen. Charles Bolden, hoping to get him on...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 27, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (314)
 
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From the archives: Cooler culture

[It's Friday and it seems like a good day for something offbeat, as opposed to the really heavy policy-laden fare that is the norm around here. So here's another Rough Draft column that I wrote for washingtonpost.com. Like the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 26, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (159)
 
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Time to smash things up

They're about to start smashing things up at the Large Hadron Collider, the huge particle accelerator outside Geneva. Just to play it safe, I'm going to remain over here in North America, keeping a large chunk of the planet...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 25, 2010; 9:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (160)
 
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Human origins: It's complicated

We should have a thing called Science Thursday. It'd be just like NPR's Science Friday, only it would be THURSDAY, a day earlier, and thus we would SCOOP Science Friday, being first to discuss and report things that you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 25, 2010; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
 
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The Curse O' Les Boulez

Kornheiser has spent years writing about The Curse O' Les Boulez -- the fact that there was good luck, bad luck, and Bullets luck. Now Wizards luck. The Washington Wizards are the most cursed team in the history of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 24, 2010; 7:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (213)
 
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Are my taxes going up?

Have I mentioned that I'm suddenly obsessed with money? Does this happen when you're in your 50th year? Is it a hormonal change? I find that when other people are talking my mind begins to wander, and I begin picturing...my...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 23, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (115)
 
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Health-care reform: the long view

I am so glad that's over. Except for, like, the reconciliation bill with the necessary fixes. I just couldn't think about health-care reform anymore after a certain point -- I think Congress lost me around the Christmas break. But...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 22, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (434)
 
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