Matthew Prendergast

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Too white, too black, or not black enough? This is not a question for others to decide

Growing up with a last name associated with Aboriginal activism, my identity is often decided for me. In some ways it becomes a validation of my Aboriginality. As I do not fit the stereotypical “mould” of what an Aboriginal person is “meant to look like”, having my last name has at times saved me …

Australia

How to spend three days on Kauaʻi

Three days is hardly enough time for any of the Hawaiian Islands, but if a weekend is all you have to spare, be sure to add these natural wonders, …

The absurd precision involved in detecting gravitational waves

Back in September 2015, the LIGO experiment detected gravitational waves formed 1.3 billion years ago when two black holes merged into one. The …

Study shows dinosaurs died a dark, cold death

It’s widely acknowledged that the Earth was a cold, dark place after a giant meteor, measuring roughly six miles across, struck Mexico about 66 …

Climate Change

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

Astronomers discover Jupiter-like planet surrounded by clouds of rubies and sapphires

While we earthlings are being subjected to rain filled with potentially carcinogenic toxins, it looks like it’s raining rubies and sapphires on other …