The Fifth Anniversary of Behind the Black

Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.

This week I celebrate the fifth anniversary of this website. My first post here took place on June 27, 2010, but I consider the beginning of Behind the Black to have occurred during that entire first week as I figured out how I wanted to do it.

To commemorate these past five years I am holding a fund-raiser. Please consider contributing.


  • t-dub

    Congratulations Robert. I appreciate what you do very much. Please keep up the good work. While I like hearing you on Coast, I am going to e-mail John B Wells over at the Caravan to Midnight to see if he would consider having you on as a guest.

  • Seattle Steve


  • frank

    Congrats Bob.
    Grateful for your insights and passion for sharing.
    Your site is a must read for this curious engineer and freedom loving human.

  • David M. Cook

    Wow! 5 years? Seems like yesterday when I discovered your terrific site, most likely through a coast to coast interview.

    Love to help, but I just lost my job (damn Obama economy!) again. Seems like every time I want to help I end up needing help myself! Still, you have my support.

    Even with the ads it’s still a great start page for whatever browser you’re using.

  • Jwing

    Congrats, Robert!
    The check is in the mail.
    Jim Wingert

  • Phil Berardelli

    Congratulations, Bob. You’ve maintained an excellent mix of commentary, reporting and whimsy on a host of topics. May success follow you for years to come.

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