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Polymath, Inventor, Engineer, Charles Babbage was one of the greatest minds of the 17th century. He created functioning plans of the first mechanical computer,...
Scientists have developed a new prosthetic arm that can mimic the way a human hand feels objects. Source: New Star Wars Prosthetic Arm Can Sense,...
Some lucky readers got a surprise treat-- the new Margaret Atwood novel, 'The Testaments', which they received in the mail ahead of its September...
Beginning our increased coverage of new releases throughout the SF/F/H world
More new releases for September 2019
A team of researchers from Zhejiang University School of Medicine has developed a gel that makes enamel repair itself. Source: Say goodbye to temporary fillings:...
Solar Foods is using renewable energy and the carbon dioxide polluting our air to create an environmentally friendly alternative protein. Source: A Finnish Startup Is...
A Handmaid’s Tale sequel and an anticipated debut: Here’s your fall reading, chosen by Goodreads. Source: The 12 most anticipated books of the fall, according...
We are made of starstuff, Carl Sagan once said, and new findings from Antarctica show that to be literally true in some cases. A...
Professor George Church creates a gene "wishlist" that can lead to superhuman abilities. Source: "The Transhumanist wishlist" – what genes can be enhanced to give...
NASA spacecraft at Mars are going to be on their own for a few weeks when the Sun comes between Mars and Earth, interrupting...
We'll need a game changer if we're going to mine those asteroids
They'd need 5 launches to provide the fuel for one trip to Mars
Get the skinny on what could be one of the most lucrative exploitations of space
Light sails have proven effective. Now lets build a real one.
Is it more or less likely that we'll find earth-like planets around sun-like stars? Kepler is helping us figure that out.
Science is truly amazing - figuring stuff out that happened billions of years ago.
Are black holes predatory? Are neutron stars their prey?
If it strobes any faster, we need to get out a blacklight and those 60s blacklight posters
Rocky planets orbiting close to red dwarf stars can't sustain atmospheres
This is really cool. During my lifetime we've progressed from not knowing what kind of galaxy we live in, to this!
NOW we know why Kahn Noonia Singh always hated being referred to as an 'ape'.
I keep asking, but still, no giant space amoebas
Wow - neat idea. The atmosphere of our planet naturally refracts light. If Earth's atmosphere can be used, why not Jupiter's?
Watch a video of a touchdown on an asteroid
A deep probing of Europa may reveal conditions suitable for life
It took its time getting there, but a landing will be attempted in September
See the solar wind in action
So, do we name it Mesklin to honor Hal Clement, or Jinx, to honor Larry Niven?
It shouldn't be long now before we find an Earth analogue