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For All Mankind's alternate history of the space race is brilliant

13 hours ago   |   New Scientist

When the Soviet Union lands on the moon first people in the US are shocked. But For All Mankind provides an even bigger surprise when one cosmonaut's identity is revealed, says...
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Katherine Johnson, Nasa mathematician portrayed in Hidden Figures, dies at 101

14 hours ago   |   The Guardian   |   10 articles

Johnson overcame racial and gender-based discrimination to become an integral part of Nasa's work in space exploration Katherine Johnson, one of the trailblazing African...
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Aberdeen firm drives forward after exceptional start to 2020

20 hours ago   |   Press and Journal

Aberdeen-based data science and predictive analysis firm Opex Group is investing a further £750,000 in research and development after enjoying an “exceptional” start to 2020...
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Black Light and Condensed Space

1 day ago   |   Harvard


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‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

1 day ago   |   Huffington Post   |   2 articles

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on...
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Hubble sheds light on the Sombrero galaxy's surprising past

Hubble sheds light on the Sombrero galaxy's surprising past

1 day ago   |   Astronomy Now

The iconic Sombrero galaxy features a vast extended halo, part of which was studied in detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. Zooming in on stars in two regions, one of which is...
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China prepares ambitious launch as it bids to complete space station in 2022

China prepares ambitious launch as it bids to complete space station in 2022

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

THE CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION is planning an April launch for their new space station according to state media.
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The week in podcasts: Mortem; Over the Road; The Space Programme

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Exploring unusual subjects, from autopsies to the minutiae of long-haul trucking Mortem | BBC Sounds Over the Road | radiotopia.fm The Space Programme | funkidslive.com An...
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Asteroid shock: Space rock impacts 'can HELP the environment'

Asteroid shock: Space rock impacts 'can HELP the environment'

2 days ago   |   Daily Express

ASTEROID impacts are commonly associated with apocalyptic events. But a landmark new study suggests space rock strikes can actually enrich the environment.
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A wobbling star may explain pattern of weird radio signals from space

3 days ago   |   New Scientist

We've spotted strange blasts of radio waves from space in a pattern that may be produced by a magnetised neutron star wobbling as it spins
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Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism

James Hankins. 2016. “ Marsilio Ficino and Christian Humanism .” In Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity, edited by Editor Jens... Read more ...

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

‘Mad' Mike Hughes Dies In Rocket Crash On Mission To Prove The Earth Is Flat

A self-styled daredevil who wanted to fly to the edge of outer space to see if the Earth is flat has died after his homemade rocket crashed. ‘Mad' Mike Hughes was killed on... Read more ...

Fresh out of stealth mode, Astra gearing up for orbital launch from Alaska

Fresh out of stealth mode, Astra gearing up for orbital launch from Alaska

Astra employees open the payload fairing last week on the company's small satellite launcher at Kodiak Island, Alaska, to mate several small payloads ahead of the company's... Read more ...

Wild wheat, plant genomics, and food security

Wild wheat, plant genomics, and food security

Wheat is the most widely grown crop in the world, providing 20% of the calories and proteins consumed by humankind. More than one fifth of the projected yield is lost every... Read more ...

The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists

The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists

James Hankins. 2019. “ The Virtue Politics of the Italian Humanists .” In Beyond Reception: Renaissance Humanism and the Transformation of Classical Antiquity, edited by... Read more ...

Australia wildfires: ‘Globally unprecedented' blazes burned FIFTH of...

Australia wildfires: ‘Globally unprecedented' blazes burned FIFTH of Australia's forest

AUSTRALIA'S wildfires have now burned more than a fifth of the country's forests, making the blazes "globally unprecedented", researchers have revealed. Read more ...

Was Caesar a Tyrant? A Humanist Debate on Virtue and Political Legitimacy

Was Caesar a Tyrant? A Humanist Debate on Virtue and Political Legitimacy

James Hankins. 2018. “ Was Caesar a Tyrant? A Humanist Debate on Virtue and Political Legitimacy .” In Why Polities Decline: Corruption, Tyranny and Bad Leadership, edited by... Read more ...

The Unpolitical Petrarch: Justifying the Life of Literary Retirement

The Unpolitical Petrarch: Justifying the Life of Literary Retirement

James Hankins. 2017. “ The Unpolitical Petrarch: Justifying the Life of Literary Retirement .” In Et amicorum: Essays on Renaissance Humanism and Philosophy in Honour of Jill... Read more ...

Leonardo Bruni and Machiavelli on the Lessons of Florentine History

Leonardo Bruni and Machiavelli on the Lessons of Florentine History

James Hankins. 2017. “ Leonardo Bruni and Machiavelli on the Lessons of Florentine History .” In Le cronache volgari in Italia: Atti della VI Settimana di studi eedievali... Read more ...

Reforming Elites the Confucian Way

Reforming Elites the Confucian Way

James Hankins. 2017. “ Reforming Elites the Confucian Way .” American Affairs, 1, 2. Publisher's Version Read more ...