Posts Tagged: astronauts

Lower Orbits: Remembering Gherman Titov

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His story is more than just a story about space, but also a story about history and how it moves. How time and space bend, burn, warp, and ignore.

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Weekly Geekery

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Why Finnish women matter to the history of science fiction. Holiday science books: let visions of squid and sarcophagi dance in their heads. Astronauts survive thanks to a black female mathematician. This robot could make your toddler Mark Zuckerberg. (Minus the billions.)

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, we have two stories of time machines and space stations, but mostly of people who clean up messes. Amber Sparks’s second collection of short stories, The Unfinished World, published on Monday by Liveright, is a vivid and imaginative blend of sci-fi and fantasy, magical realism and surrealism. Her stories resist being contained in […]

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Cry

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Actually, according to this Atlantic blog post, in space, you can’t really cry at all. Astronauts can, certainly, tear up—they’re human, after all. But in zero gravity, the tears themselves can’t flow downward in the way they do on Earth. The moisture generated has nowhere to go. Tears, Feustel put it, “don’t fall off of your […]

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Morning Coffee

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Dolphins are really tired of all this “trying to swim with them” crap. Looking for a job? Flavorwire wants to show you their favorite pieces of SoCal architecture. Exploring the world of Arabic design. (via JourneyRoundMySkull.) On the personhood of animals.

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