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BepiColombo orbiters take off for Mercury tonight

If you’ve ever wondered what’s happening over on Mercury, you’ll have an answer soon. Well, soon-ish. BepiColombo, a joint effort between the space agencies of Europe and Japan, will send off a spacecraft Friday night at about 9:45 PM ET with the destination set for the closest rock to the sun. Don’t expect to hear much from the little adventurer for a while, though —... Read More »

HALLOWEEN REVIEW: THE SHINING (1997) MINISERIES

HALLOWEEN REVIEW: THE SHINING (1997) MINISERIES

Steve's thinking about Halloween, which often brings up thoughts about Stephen King. How do you feel about that? Seen both versions of The Shining, have you? Read More »

BOOK SELFIE*:  The Best of Amazing Stories, The 1926 Anthology

BOOK SELFIE*: The Best of Amazing Stories, The 1926 Anthology

A few years ago, the Experimenter Publishing Company (Amazing Stories, fyi) partnered through a licensing agreement with a company named Digital Parchement Services, otherwise also known as FuturesPastEditions;  DPS is one of the first ebook publishers and among the many many books they produce, they have established a specialty niche devoted to insuring that many long out of print genre masterpie... Read More »

Anime roundup 10/18/2018: Ebb Tide

Anime roundup 10/18/2018: Ebb Tide

In this week's viewing: The rest of premiere time doesn't have quite the hit rate of the first week, but that's okay! Also, the typhoon-delayed wrap-up of summer. Read More »

What New In Fantasy: Movies and TV for Kids, Teens, and, well, Me

What New In Fantasy: Movies and TV for Kids, Teens, and, well, Me

Fantasy in film and on tv is making a big come-back: what tales are you looking forward to? Read More »

Arctic warming may drive long heat waves or cold spells

Arctic warming may drive long heat waves or cold spells

...but how can it be global warming if it's cold...? Read More »

Nuclear Pasta: The Strongest Material in the Universe 

Nuclear Pasta: The Strongest Material in the Universe 

Gnocchi, spaghetti and lasagna, a menu of what lies beneath the surface of a neutron star Read More »

Odd infrared emission makes this neutron star special 

Odd infrared emission makes this neutron star special 

Speaking of neutron stars...this one may have some linguini.... Read More »

Liz Gorinsky, Hugo Award Winning Editor Launches Erewhon Books

Liz Gorinsky, Hugo Award Winning Editor Launches Erewhon Books

Liz Gorinsky, winner of the GRRM 2015 "Alfie" Award and Winner of Best Editor, Long Form Hugo Award in 2017, launches her own publishing company Read More »

Noticias Literatura 17-10

Noticias Literatura 17-10

Rules for the IX TerBi SF Contest -- Post Apocalyposes; a book presentation for Descent to the Oasis and a preview of the novel The Exiles of the Helix by Juan Manuel Sánchez Villoldo Read More »

JAXA plans to send robot avatars with human-like hands to space

JAXA plans to send robot avatars with human-like hands to space

Japanese companies are developing MELTANT, a remotely operated humanoid robot for space construction and research. (No, it's not the name for the THEM! sequel) Read More »

Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time

Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time

Titan is proving to be a dynamic world. Read More »

How the first space tourists will make it back to Earth alive

How the first space tourists will make it back to Earth alive

Space Tourism is now wrestling with the D.D. Harriman problem: ordinary people will take their ordinary medical issues into space with them Read More »

Nature Created a Nuclear Reactor on Earth 1.7 Billion Years Ago 

Nature Created a Nuclear Reactor on Earth 1.7 Billion Years Ago 

The Oklo fission reactors are the only known examples of a natural nuclear reactor here on Earth … For approximately 30 minutes, the reactor would go critical, with fission proceeding until the water boils away. Over the next ~150 minutes, there would be a cooldown period, after which water would flood the mineral ore again and fission would restart. Source: Mother Nature Created A Natural N... Read More »

Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts

Are you thinking what I’m thinking, Brain? Source: Scientists Have Connected The Brains of 3 People, Enabling Them to Share Thoughts Read More »

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

The Neptune-sized object is orbiting the star Kepler-1625. Source: Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon Read More »

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Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon

The Neptune-sized object is orbiting the star Kepler-1625. Source: Researchers may have found the first signs of an exomoon Read More »

ICESat-2 successfully starts lasering Earth, telling us about it 

Satellite tracks glaciers and sea ice by measuring surface height. Source: ICESat-2 successfully starts lasering Earth, telling us about it | Ars Technica Read More »

NASA’s Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

NASA sure hasn’t been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure. Source: NASA’s Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown Read More »

Physicists Just Made the Most Precise Measurement Ever of Gravity’s Strength

Physicists Just Made the Most Precise Measurement Ever of Gravity’s Strength

Gravity is the weakest force, but how strong is it? A recent experiment refines, but doesn't define, the force Read More »

This “Robotic Skin” Can Turn Pretty Much Anything Into a Robot – Futurism

This “Robotic Skin” Can Turn Pretty Much Anything Into a Robot – Futurism

It works on people too.... Read More »

Get ready for a flood of new exoplanets: TESS has already spotted two 

Get ready for a flood of new exoplanets: TESS has already spotted two 

Within a year, TESS will have surveyed most of the sky. Read More »

Climate change is a threat multiplier

Climate change is a threat multiplier

Funny. In years past, its been a trope of climate disaster SF that the changes happen faster that we predicted they would.... Read More »

Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of a devastating European disease 

Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of a devastating European disease 

Archaeology provides clues to the evolution of a bacterium that causes relapsing fever Read More »

Nuevas Publicaciones: Trilogía El Instinto de la Luz de Cristian Londoño Proaño

Nuevas Publicaciones: Trilogía El Instinto de la Luz de Cristian Londoño Proaño

An excerpt from Cristian Londoño Proaño's The Instinct of Light series Read More »

Information Please – The Science Fiction Edition

Information Please – The Science Fiction Edition

A new quiz show is coming to a convention near you! Read More »

Scientists discover a “neural clock” deep inside the human brain

Scientists discover a “neural clock” deep inside the human brain

Researchers uncover a "subjective time" clock in the brain. Read More »

Debate over Pluto’s Planet Status Still Contested

Debate over Pluto’s Planet Status Still Contested

There's no debate. We're just waiting for some astronomers to come to their senses. Read More »

How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?  

How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?  

For one thing, forensic science is going to open up a whole new chapter Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 10-14-18

AMAZING NEWS: 10-14-18

So many "OMG" moments this week: Chuck Wendig's saga, show cancellations, show reveals, night launches, Salvatore & Rothfuss on fantasy; Gaiman on Pratchett, still no ticket for a space flight from Sir Roger.... Read More »

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10-14-18

AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 10-14-18

Bleeding Cool Runs Afoul of protesters, then Day runs afoul of Indiegogo; awards, cosplay, science news, 50th anniversary of an APA and more Read More »

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