Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Discover magazine's Year in Science issue has hit the newsstands and I'm in it. Of the Top 100 stories of 2015, I'm number 56!
Well, not me, per se (although my ability to survive into another year is rather amazing, given my habits.) What I mean is that my story, about the supervolcano under Yellowstone, has been ranked at number 56 of the Top 100.
Did you know there was a supervolcano underneath Yellowstone? It's true! You could be blown to fiery little bits any moment now if you live within, say, a thousand miles of it. You needn't worry, though, because if it does blow then life in North America will be about as much fun as a year-round colonoscopy, so why would you want to survive?
OK, I'm not being very scientific and Discover is a science magazine. In reality...
Oh, wait, if I tell you that, then you'll have no reason to buy the magazine. And that's why they pay me to write; they hope you'll be willing to plunk down a few shekels in order to read me. If I give you the whole story here, that would defeat the purpose. Sorry!
If you want to remain utterly ignorant, don't buy Discover. If, however, you'd like to learn something, here's their website and a link to my story (and why wouldn't you go there when YOUR VERY LIFE MAY HANG IN THE BALANCE!!!!)
Soon, with more better stuff.