Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.
"The 26th century" doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as "the 21st century" does. But that hasn't stopped us from imagining what our hometown planet will be like in a few hundred years. Any guesses?
Scientist Sebastian Alvarado talks about his new book exploring the scientific underpinnings of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sure, he could pummel all his fellow beasts in a brawl, but could he stand the test of time?
So much of our cosmological history starts with the much-discussed Big Bang, but what led up to that cataclysmic moment? And did time even exist back then?
Humans routinely break the sound barrier in supersonic aircraft. Could everyone's favorite hedgehog do it, too?
Robert Lamb rises the day after Halloween and shares a couple of uncanny listening choices...
Well, heck yeah, we can, and we have. Let's take a look.
Robert shares some creepy Jenny Greenteeth art from STBYM listener and illustrator Ross Hayes!
Robert Lamb discusses the 2018 film "Mandy," directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicholas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache.
It's oddly comforting and intuitive to think things happen for a reason. And it's something that both creationists and conspiracy theory enthusiasts do.
Robert Lamb blogs about the space music of Andy Stott and Innerpsace.
Turns out that evolutionary advantages can come with a price.
Spanish researchers recently uncovered a new geometric shape that allows human tissue to curve. But how?
It's never too early to start planning!
Fire will turn a human's teeth to dust. But what about a dragon's?
The newest goblin spiders hail from Sri Lanka, and they're named after fanciful and fictional goblins and brownies.
Your adult mind could keep developing in the future, if current research with psychedelics bears out.
Goddesses once reigned supreme across many cultures. So what happened, and did written language hasten their fall?
Would they be a mating display? A fierce weapon to defend against lions?
Enter the Fartonomicon with the guys from Stuff to Blow Your Mind. You're guaranteed to have a gas.
Is Your Junk in the Trunk or the 'Frunk'?
April 1, 2020