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Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts Will Be Dangerously High - Wired

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Wired Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts Will Be Dangerously High Wired Within NASA's current guidelines, sending humans to Mars “would be unacceptable,” said Francis Cucinotta, chief scientist of NASA's space radiation program and another...
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Wooly mammoth blood recovered from frozen carcass, Russian scientists say - Fox News

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RedOrbit Wooly mammoth blood recovered from frozen carcass, Russian scientists say Fox News Scientists with the Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North, North-Eastern Federal University, and the Russian Geographical Society announced on...
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Asteroid miners ponder who'll want a piece of a rock - NBCNews.com (blog)

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Asteroid miners ponder who'll want a piece of a rock NBCNews.com (blog) The suggestion that public interest can drive advances in science and profits in space was a running theme at this year's Spacefest, an annual meeting for all types of space...
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Stunning time-lapse brings Antarctic ice breaking adventure to life - CNN

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Stunning time-lapse brings Antarctic ice breaking adventure to life
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Brooks, who is studying international ocean policy, was one of 30 U.S.
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Clean energy in a carbon-choked world - The Guardian

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Clean energy in a carbon-choked world
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This month, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.
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Jack Vance dies at 96 after writing 'Dying Earth,' other series - ABC7Chicago.com

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Jack Vance dies at 96 after writing 'Dying Earth,' other series
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Although legally blind since the 1980s, Vance continued to write with the aid of software, including his most recent novel, "Lurulu," his son said.
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'After Earth': Science Fact or Fiction? - Yahoo! News

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'After Earth': Science Fact or Fiction?
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Science-fiction movies fulfill people's desire to escape to an alternate reality, but in the process, they often play fast and loose with the scientific facts.
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The Liberals' War on Science: Scientific American

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How politics distorts science on both ends of the spectrum
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The 12 Worst Things in the Star Wars Expanded Universe

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Given that many things in the authentic Star Wars universe are terrible, it should be no surprise that many things in the Expanded Universe — those tales from the novels, comics, cartoons and all other non-movie Star Wars ...
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Humanity's temporary faith in science - Washington Post

Humanity's temporary faith in science
Washington Post
The discussion of George F. Will's “synthetic hysteria” [“A 'synthetic hysteria' hit parade,” letters, March 2] reminded me of the false dichotomy between faith and science.
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False dichotomy indeed!

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TOC: 'Steampunk Specs' Edited by Allan Kaster - SF Signal - SF Signal

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This collection of unabridged, spectacular steampunk speculations includes several classics of the genre. These tales will sweep you away with their amazing automata, daring dirigibles, grinding gears, and scintillating steam ...
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Jim Butcher Lands Deal for New Steampunk Series - GalleyCat

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The Dresden Files novelist Jim Butcher has inked a seven figure deal for three books in a new steampunk series. The Cinder Spires series will begin with The Aeronaut's Windlass. Publishers Weekly broke the news, reporting ...
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Mike's Mars Adventures — Slice of SciFi

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Mike Geeks on Private Flights to Mars with his buddy Dennis Tito, but could you spend a year in space? Sam is going to play games on her trip around the world on International TableTop Day, Nielsen wakes up and smells ...
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How I Came To Write My Novel 'Spartacus: The Gladiator', by Ben ...

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It's a funny thing but the idea for writing about Spartacus came about by chance. In March 2009, I was talking with my agent about ideas for books. I had already set my mind upon a trilogy (now a tetralogy) set during the ...
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Venus dried out because it's so close to sun - NBCNews.com (blog)

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Science Recorder Venus dried out because it's so close to sun NBCNews.com (blog) With alien planets now a planetary-science frontier, studying Venus — which is within easy reach of Earth — will give clues about what to look for in exoplanet...
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Science fiction story in the form of a Twitter bug-report - Boing Boing

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Science fiction story in the form of a Twitter bug-report
Boing Boing
"Yo @carzymoney," he said, "I think @timebot's got a bug in the link code. #learn2code". It was a post by Allison.
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The Continuing Scientific Relevance Of SciFi - Armed with Science

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Armed with Science
The Continuing Scientific Relevance Of SciFi
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So why, do you ask, are these awesome iconic SciFi symbols in a museum instead of, say, in a novelty shop somewhere?
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George RR Martin is writing the Coffee Table Book of Ice and Fire - io9

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George RR Martin is writing the Coffee Table Book of Ice and Fire io9 While we all eagerly, nervously, nailbitingly await the release of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in A Song of Ice and Fire, rest assured that GRRM is writing plenty of...
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Imaging Breakthrough: See Atomic Bonds Before and After Molecular Reaction - Wired

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Imaging Breakthrough: See Atomic Bonds Before and After Molecular Reaction
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Until now, scientists were only able to infer molecular structures.
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Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts Will Be Dangerously High - Wired

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Wired Radiation Risk for Mars Astronauts Will Be Dangerously High Wired Within NASA's current guidelines, sending humans to Mars “would be unacceptable,” said Francis Cucinotta, chief scientist of NASA's space radiation program and another...
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Deep Carbon study finds science-fiction worlds deep underground - Victoria Times Colonist

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Deep Carbon study finds science-fiction worlds deep underground Victoria Times Colonist Early results from the historic 10-year, $500-million research project outline strange new worlds right out of science fiction: colonies of microbes millions of...
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Trollish Delver: 5 signs that a cyberpunk future is closer than we think

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When you think cyberpunk, you think gargantuan cities made up of towering skyscrapers and peppered with buzzing neon, huge adverts flashing across the sky. You also think human augmentation - adding technology to our ...
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Schoolhouse Rock / Star Wars mash-up

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Star Wars video with audio from Schoolhouse Rock's "Interjection!"
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Can Creative Writing Be Taught? - WBUR

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Can Creative Writing Be Taught?
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At least that's what I've come to conclude in my 15-plus years as a creative writing instructor.
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Steampunk Treasure Island sets sail - Screen International

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Steampunk Treasure Island sets sail
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Hawkins and Silver, named for the two leading characters Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver, is set in a steampunk world where animals and humans live alongside each other.
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Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring ... - Huffington Post

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Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring ...
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I was reminded of this recently while reading the various tributes to legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury who died last year at age 91.
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