About the Blog

Here at the Retro Scientist we aim to provide you with the most up-to-date information on science and technology ± 500 years (We’re working on time travel to get to plus, but for now you will largely be stuck with minus).  Whether it’s a hypothesis that never quite panned out, or a clever/lucky one that did, the motto here is that past success and failure tell us not just something about the present state of science, but also how to do it better in the future.


profile-2Andrew Tanner

has a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University.  While there he spent a great deal of time moving small quantities of liquid into smaller quantities of liquid, followed by staring at black smears and cursing.  The opinions expressed here are his own, but should also be yours.