My Temple, My Mountain

Mauna Kea is a volcano on the island of Hawaii whose unique conditions make it a perfect location for telescopes. The problem? It is considered sacred land by the indigenous people of Hawaii, and building there raises many concerns about how marginalized groups are taken advantage of.

The Trouble with Nobel Prizes

An off-the-cuff sexist comment by a Nobel Laureate showed the scientific community and the public just how highly we regard the Nobel Prize. But should we?

A Lesson in History, Perspective, and Privilege

Seventy years ago, the world changed. We’d like to think that humanity was humbled by the destruction caused at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but some 2000 atomic detonations later, it’s hard to believe we’ve learned our lesson.

Beware the Bridge Trolls

Everywhere you go, there are going to be haters who think you don’t belong, trying to push you out.

Your Guide to the Zika Outbreak

I was asked to draw a comic about the Zika Virus outbreak in Brazil during the lead-up to the 2016 Summer games in Rio. What I discovered was that there was more to Zika than just microbiology.

Bad Precedent

When I first learned about the Japanese internment camps, I was too young to fully grasp what an outright civil rights violation it was. But I still knew they were bad.

Science is Political

Whether you are aware of it or not, science is shaped by politics. In this comic for The Nib, scientists from a variety of backgrounds speak out about how this new administration affects their work.