Earth & Space

The Frontier Is Everywhere

A justly celebrated viral video celebrates Carl Sagan's hopes for the future of humankind—a good bet, but by no means a sure one. Video after the jump.

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Take Them To Our Leaders

"Imagination... must not be underestimated as a valuable means to advance knowledge towards new frontiers," say the authors of a new study on the possible consequences of the discovery of extraterrestrial life; we couldn't agree more.

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Get Your Phases Sorted

Among the lunar-phase calendars usually found stacked in crystal shops and New-Age book stores, a radial version by designer and type founder Dimitre Lima stands out.

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Reaching Lake Vostok

The largest subglacial lake in the world will begin to yield its secrets later this month, when a Russian drilling team reaches it beneath 4 km of Antarctic ice.

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