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    15 of the Weirdest Things People Have Left on the Moon

    Golf balls, an original Warhol, and bags of poop — humans have left a lot of strange things on the lunar surface. 

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    8 Physics and Math Books to Read for Pi Day

    Cut yourself a piece of pie and cozy up with one of these engrossing reads. 

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    5 Technologies from Neuromancer That Are Almost Here

    The tech that William Gibson predicted 30+ years ago in "Neuromancer" feels closer to reality than fiction in 2018.

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    How the Internet Amplifies Cognitive Errors

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    How the Internet Amplifies Cognitive Errors

    The Internet has brought us many great things. But as author Sarah Tarkoff reveals, it also magnifies some common cognitive errors that are all too human.

    by Sarah Tarkoff

    Immortality Has a Steep Price in Joe Haldeman's <em>Buying Time</em>

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    Immortality Has a Steep Price in Joe Haldeman's Buying Time

    From the award-winning author of "The Forever War" comes a sci-fi mystery set in a world where death is optional—as long as you can pay.

    by Carolyn Cox

    Colonizing Mars: Comparing the Facts and the Fiction

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    Colonizing Mars: Comparing the Facts and the Fiction

    Here’s how the most popular of today’s Mars-set science fiction stories line up with today’s science.

    by Mika McKinnon

    Modern Cyborgs Aren't Waiting Around for Evolution

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    Modern Cyborgs Aren't Waiting Around for Evolution

    "We realize that we have to be willing to build the future ourselves."

    by Maggie Grimason

    5 Otherworldly Deep Sea Creatures of the Mariana Trench

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    5 Otherworldly Deep Sea Creatures of the Mariana Trench

    As extreme as deep-sea habitats may sound, the more researchers look, the more unbelievable species they discover.

    by Jen Huizen

    Day 12: Science &amp; Space Books

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    Day 12: Science & Space Books

    Explore the mysteries of the natural world with these out-of-this-world nonfiction science books.

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    Out-of-This-World Space Gifts

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    Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

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    Rachel Ignotofsky on Celebrating Overlooked Women in Science

    The author of "Women in Science" and "Women in Sports" explains why she's driven to make the untold stories of incredible women more accessible.

    by Carolyn Cox

    5 Disaster Movies Seen Through a Scientific Lens

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    5 Disaster Movies Seen Through a Scientific Lens

    Armageddon? More like Armageddon't.

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    It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

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    It's Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

    Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

    by David Bernstein

    The Voyager Golden Record: Humanity's Message to the Stars

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    The Voyager Golden Record: Humanity's Message to the Stars

    In 1976, NASA and a crack team led by Carl Sagan had a message for aliens — and the people of Earth.

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    The Science of Sci-Fi: How Fiction Predicted the Future of Genetics

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    NASA Announces the Discovery of 1,284 New Exoplanets

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    Watch the Top Indie Sci-Fi Films From the 2017 Philip K. Dick Film Festival

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    Watch the Top Indie Sci-Fi Films From the 2017 Philip K. Dick Film Festival

    The spirit of Philip K. Dick is alive and well in these new films.

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    Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like

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    Virgin Galactic Describes What a Private Spaceflight Will Look Like

    Looking to the future at Silicon Valley Comic Con.

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    Universal Language: The Science Behind 'Arrival'

    Unpacking the science behind the sci-fi at Silicon Valley Comic-Con.

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