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  • Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas

    Kim Stanley Robinson maps the future's gray areas
    In science fiction, there's dystopia and there's utopia. There are the dark wizards of apocalypse, terrifying us with visions of humanity's grim comeuppance. And the starry-eyed fantasists, insisting how much better the future will be than the messy,...
  • 'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson

    'Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle' by Michael Benson
    Far Out A Space-Time Chronicle Michael Benson Harry N. Abrams: 328 pp., $55 In attending to 2009's spectacular financial crisis, you may not have noticed that it was also the International Year of Astronomy, commemorating the twin 400th...
  • Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains

    Deep, Dark Secrets of His and Her Brains
    HAMILTON, Canada — The invitation curled from her fax machine, a courtly question scrawled above the signature of a man whose name she did not recognize. "Would you be willing to collaborate with me on studying the brain of Albert Einstein?" It...
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: NASA's 1986 planned shuttle launch schedule

    -- March 6: Columbia begins nine days in orbit with a crew of seven, including three astronomers. Its payload includes telescopes to study Halley's comet and deep space. -- May 15: Challenger takes off for four days in orbit with a crew of four to send...
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: Accident clamps indefinite hold on space shuttle program

    The ambitious space shuttle schedule is in chaos, with all launches placed on hold until the inevitable investigations and soul-searching run their course. ''It's going to have an adverse effect on the whole space program,'' said Rep. George Brown Jr.,...