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5 Facts About Katherine Johnson, the Groundbreaking 'Human Computer'

Let's celebrate the achievements of one of NASA's most extraordinary pioneers. 

by Swapna Krishna

NASA, the Challenger Disaster, and How One Phone Call Could Have Saved the Crew

NASA veteran Hugh Harris examines the Challenger disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.

by Hugh Harris

9 Nonfiction Books About Space Travel

From the historic beginnings of NASA to colonizing Mars, there's always more to discover in space.

by Sarah Mangiola

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

The 5 Coolest Technologies from Hard Science Fiction

These are some of the most fascinating pieces of tech ever envisioned in hard science fiction — and they might become reality sooner than you'd think. 

by Chris Mahon

How Isaac Asimov's I, Robot Prepares Us for a Future Controlled By AI

The short stories in Isaac Asimov's I, Robot may prove useful when it comes time to welcome our robot overlords. 

by Chris Mahon

Strange Angel Explores the Wild Life of Scientist-Magician Jack Parsons

A new show reveals the unbelievable true story of Jack Parsons, sex magician and pioneering rocket scientist. 

by Carolyn Cox

Get Science and Space Reads at a Huge Discount with Humble Bundle

For a limited time, enjoy extraordinary savings on great titles — all while supporting a worthy cause! 

by The Portalist Staff

5 Disaster Movies Seen Through a Scientific Lens

These blockbuster disaster movies should be taken with grain of salt the size of The Rock. 

by J.C. Breen

Have an Out-of-This-World Weekend at Escape Velocity 2018

The Maryland convention celebrates the best in science and sci-fi—and right now they're offering a 20% discount to Portalist readers! 

by The Portalist Staff

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. 

by The Portalist Staff

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. 

by Carolyn Cox

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.

by Chris Mahon

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 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

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

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

by Maggie Grimason

Day 12: Science & Space Books

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

by The Portalist Staff

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