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Science on Stage vs. Science Fiction Theatre

Science on Stage vs. Science Fiction Theatre

It’s no secret that popular science has exploded when we see the amount of paperbacks, TV series and documentaries on the subject, and theatre is no exception. Copenhagen is by far the most notable example, having found success in the Tony Awards for... Read More »

The Apollo Program, A Personal Journal: Briefing The Crew

The Apollo Program, A Personal Journal: Briefing The Crew

I was pretty proud of myself by then. Barely three years out of school and here I was teaching the Apollo astronauts how to pilot their spacecraft, for God’s sake. As I was to discover many times over in my career, smugness invites its own reward. ... Read More »

I Hope You See Something I Don’t

I Hope You See Something I Don’t

The Mars Curiosity rover, with a finite lifetime, is sleeping on the job. I wonder if it dreams. Apparently we've stopped. Read More »

SPACE WEEK

SPACE WEEK

Space Week starts today - Sputnik launched 56 years ago Read More »

Good Versus Evil

Good Versus Evil

Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do not fear for your personal safety, as I will take great care to observe the rules of hospitality during yo... Read More »

How Art Reveals Truth in Science

How Art Reveals Truth in Science

A subatomic particle track from a bubble chamber in CERN. It is quite possible … that we will always learn more about human life and personality from novels than from scientific psychology —Naom Chomsky In the 1920s, physicist Niels Bohr struggled to... Read More »

IAAA Gallery:  Raymond Cassel – Digital Space Art

IAAA Gallery: Raymond Cassel – Digital Space Art

Space Art from the mind and hand of Raymond Cassel, space calendar cover artist! Read More »

Is This the Future of Web Comments?

Is This the Future of Web Comments?

Why did Popular Science shut down reader comments? Reader interaction through comments is vital to the longevity of internet blogging. Yet, there is a growing concern over the impact these comments might have on the legitimacy of the articles being ... Read More »

Why Science Fiction Has a Troubled Relationship With Utopias

Why Science Fiction Has a Troubled Relationship With Utopias

Maybe it's time to donate to SETI ... and vote for politicians who believe that Gross National Happiness is less important than Gross National Aerospace Investment. Read More »

Interview with Award-Winning Author Kim Stanley Robinson

Interview with Award-Winning Author Kim Stanley Robinson

Stan writes science fiction that pushes the threshold of imagination into humanity’s possible future while turning a mirror on society. When not devising new societies and scientific breakthroughs, Stan spends his time hiking the mountain trails of ... Read More »

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