My ongoing adventures cheerleading for the most powerful telescope we have ever made.

Tardigrade Tough Starter Pack

Hope in the form of a tiny, eight-legged microbial pig-thing

20 Ways to Tell You’ve Outgrown Traditional POD

According to my account history, I opened my very first CafePress shop in 2003. That's not a typo— I am, at least in internet terms a) an old lady, and b) a "veteran" at these Print-On-Demand marketplaces. I closed my CP shop this year and pulled my designs. At a...

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What is a Runcible Owl?

Since the launch of the Runcible Owl, people have been asking me what "runcible" means. It's a nonsense word that first appears in a poem by Edward Lear called "The Owl and the Pussycat," who get married by a wild pig on a tropical island, and have a honeymoon with...

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March Favorites — Pottymouth Edition

This is a roundup of all the neat new things I've discovered this month. Podcast: Holy F*cking Science A new podcast by the inimitable Hank Green and SciShow crew, HFS is an hour-ish-long podcast where grown adults talk about the science news that excites them, often...

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

If you’re in to what you’re seeing here, you’ve got to come check out sharptoothsnail.com, my online shop. You’ll find art toys, pins, t-shirts, prints, comics and all the goodies I make here. If you’re the sort of person who thinks the very fact of the universe is a stinkin’ miracle, you’re likely to find a charming expression of that inside!