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The Case for Making Cities Out of Wood

Life on Mars, from Viking to Curiosity

A brief history of the scientific debate swirling around the Red Planet.

The Radical Humanism of the Soviet Planetarium

This planetarium was hailed as a successor to Russian theater and the Orthodox Church.

The Science of Star Wars Weaponry

Just how realistic are lightsabers, blasters, and ion cannons?

Actually, There Is a Time Like the Present

Think there’s no time like the present? Modern physics begs to differ.

How to Give Mars an Atmosphere, Maybe

Physics Has Demoted Mass

Modern physics has taught us that mass is not an intrinsic property.