Critical Biosignature Found On Venus

Venus is our closest neighbor (or it comes closest to us in its orbit link). We discovered the Venusian atmosphere in 1761. Early knowledge of an atmosphere, combined persistent cloud cover of the planet lending it a mysterious air, made it a favorite of science fiction authors. Up until the Mariner probe proved the surface of Venus inhospitable to life, stories about life on Venus were almost as popular as those on Mars. This popularity,…

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Free Ways to Read: Library Services

I get it. Books can be expensive, but you don't have to spend a lot of money to be avid readers. In fact, you don't have to spend a dime. That's a big reason libraries exist, and with the embrace of modern technology, it has never been easier to take advantage of their services. Many libraries even allow you to get a library card entirely online, so you never actually have to go to the…

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Free Ways to Read: Online Magazines

For over a century, the best science fiction authors were published in pulp magazines. Some of these magazines are still in business, such as "Fantasy and Science Fiction," but for those trying to read on the cheap, you can turn to the internet! Born from the pulp tradition, these pro and semipro online publications rely on ad support and donations to publish original science fiction short stories. That means you can read them for free.…

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Keep Politics in Star Wars

There’s a movement in many fandoms, a vocal, but I hope small, group of people are screaming to get politics out of their favorite stories. Some threaten boycotting the franchise. The most recent call has been from the Star Wars fandom with the release of Solo. Whether you like it or not, whether you agree or not, politics has always been part of Star Wars. From the moment that it was released in 1977, political…

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