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Tripping Cyborgs and Organ Farms: The Fictions of Cordwainer Smith

On March 9, 1948, a China scholar, psychological-warfare expert, and spy for the U.S. government named Paul Linebarger typed a letter to the editor of a 25-cent pulp magazine in Los Angeles called Fan... read more

Tripping the light fantastic

In the past few months the Sun has come roaring back to life, blasting out flares and fierce waves of subatomic particles. These space storms are caused by the magnetic field of the Sun, which stores ... read more

Trump Wants Keystone, Cops in Schools, the Pros and Cons of Punching Nazis: P.M. Links

I saw the video of his screaming that out. He was right up in the face of a much smaller ( maybe a head shorter) younger looking guy. He leaned over the guy and put his mouth right up to the guys ear ... read more

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I’m a starry-eyed techno-utopian, and proud of it

But since they are 97 percent human, experiments could be profitably undertaken upon them and they could be used as living meat-lockers for transplantable organs and tissue ... a sow down on the pharm ... read more


Noon update: Flurries, Doomsday, Big Story, Super Bowl ads

Here's the afternoon forecast from the National Weather Service. We could see some scattered flurries before 4 p.m. Otherwise look for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 30 degrees and west winds gu... read more

Namibian quiver trees and the glow of a galaxy

Florian Breuer is a mathematician who teaches in South Africa. He’s also a photographer, and created this spectacular panorama of the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop, Namibia. [Click to embiggen ... read more

Denver councilman: Rein in medical marijuana

Citing a “regulatory vacuum,” that allows a freewheeling culture among some Denver medical-marijuana dispensaries, Councilman Charlie Brown wants to establish a broad raft of regulations on the busine... read more

Theatre to See in L.A. This Week, Including Broadway's Scottsboro Boys at the Ahmanson

The forward- looking young Maire (Sammi Smith) welcomes the move as a way of connecting their ... Saltzman hangs the narrative on Fletcher (Tyler Milliron), a Pennsylvania Dutch farm boy who longs to ... read more

Science Fiction Faces Facts

Illustrated by the great astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, the series fired the imaginations of a generation of tech lovers; it was science fiction with all the rivets showing. Many cite it as th... read more

Sarah Palin: My Alaskan Opinion

was her opposition to listing polar bears as threatened. My daughter loves polar bears. She has since she was a very young child. She still keeps a stuffed pink polar bear on her bed, even though she' ... read more

Top 14 viral videos of 2011: Royal weddings, zombies and muppets top list

2011 was a great year for viral marketing case studies. The entertainment bar is getting ever-higher, making viral marketing briefs among the toughest that any creative agency can receive. For a viral ... read more

Making More Stuff

DAVID POGUE: What's the total time savings from here to Chicago? MIKE BELLER: Round trip, on the order of five milliseconds. DAVID POGUE: Shaving off those five milliseconds means they would get the r... read more



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